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Fall 2006 



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Volunteering at LVC 

Vol. 24 Number 1 


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Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97 
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Cindy Progin '04 
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Practicing What We Teach 
By Mary Beth Hower 
Media stories often portray college students 
as self-indulgent and irresponsible. These 
LVC students respectfully disagree with 
that common misperception. 

Katrina Relief: A Firsthand Perspective 
By Cindy Progin '04 

A busload of 19 LVC volunteers were shocked 
and inspired when they traveled to Louisiana to 
help in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. 

A Work in Progress: 

The Neidig-Garber Science Center 

The $18.4 million Neidig-Garber Science Center 
transformation has begun. View pictures of the 
first stages of work here and on our web site 
(www. Ivc. edul science). 

In Harmony, On Message 

By Lauren McCartney Cusick 

What a long, strange trip it's been: Joe Frazier 

recounts his start as a singer performing with 

The Chad Mitchell Trio and John Denver to his 

current role as an Episcopal priest. 

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12 Valley News 

24 Class News & Notes 

39 In Memoriam 

On the Cover: 

(1. to r.): Dan Kelly '07, Rachel Maurer '07, Kris Miller '08, Holly Sallade '08, Joe Tomtishen 
'08, Allie Wiegand '09, Chrissy Garrison '10, Rob Celentano '09, and Paige Callan '07 (front, 
sitting) represent the members of the LVC football team and Servants for Christ. Dr. Stephen C. 
MacDonald, LVC president, awarded the two groups with the President's Award earlier this year. 
The award is given to student groups "exemplifying the achievements, character, and leadership 
shown by the early leaders of the College." 

Inside Cover: Bryce Gabler '07, a biology major from Shippensburg (left), and William Verdon 
'07, an elementary education major from Annville, started their 2006 summer break by helping 
others through the Appalachia Service Project in West Virginia. 

Editors Note: Thomas G. Myers '83, vice president of High Point Safety in Red Bank, N.J., was 
incorrectly identified in the Class Notes section of the spring 2006 Valley (p. 21). Myers has just 
begun a term as elected president of the Casual Actuarial Society, the highest honor in the industry, 
and will be highlighted in the February, 2007 Presidents Report. The photograph of classmate 
Thomas Zimmerman '83, a partner at Conrad Siegel Actuaries in Harrisburg, was used instead. 

Fall 2006 1 


what we Tea c h 

From retirement communities to flood-stricken towns, LVC students 
pulled on their gloves and pitched in to help those in need. 

ne evening last fall, class president Elwood Brandt '08 and a 

small group of students knocked on every door in every 

residence hall. Their goal was to collect funds for Hurricane 

Katrina relief. Lebanon Valley College students responded generously. 

The one-night collection netted $1,000. But Brandt and the Class of 2008 s executive 
board did not stop with door-to-door canvassing. They also organized their class to donate 
proceeds from working at The Underground in the Mund College Center. They fielded 
takeout orders on the phone, worked the grill, and delivered food to students in their 
rooms. Even though the effort brought in only $50 more, Brandt was pleased. "Every 
little bit helps. Our money could be used to buy a couple of new appliances for someone, 
to be put toward a new roof, or to help fix a wall." 

Hurricane Katrina prompted many students to brainstorm for ways to help. But even 
without that storm surge of giving, LVC s long tradition of community service has never 
been stronger than it is today. 

2 The Valley 

During the 2005-06 academic year, 
students completed 17,648 hours of 
equal to $318,378.94. 

More than 40 LVC student 
organizations and athletic 
teams participated in 
projects that included 
support for cancer research 
(Relay for Life, top left 
and immediate left), 
environmental improvement 
(Quittie Park cleanup, 
top center), and building 
homes for the less fortunate 
(Appalachia Service Project, 
top right). 

Fall 2006 

Two years ago, Eugene "Gene" 

Kelly '01 began to track student service 
hours closely as part of his role as assistant 
director of student activities and student 
development. During the 2004-05 
academic year, students completed 
12,801 hours of community service, 
equal to $224,657.55 worth of service 
to the local community. The students 
represented 42 organizations, athletic 
teams, special interest residence 
communities, and campus-wide 
planning committees. 

According to national standards, 
volunteer time was valued at $17.55 
per hour during 2004, so the dollar value 
of the students' time was calculated by 
multiplying their nearly 13,000 hours 
by that hourly rate. 

Then, last year, the newly formed 
faculty/staff Task Force on Service and 
Service-Learning set the bar significantly 
higher. The group, comprised of Kelly, 
the Rev. Dr. Paul Fullmer, chaplain; 
Dr. Christopher Brazfield, associate 
professor of mathematical sciences; 
Dr. Philip Blatt, assistant professor of 
physical therapy; Dr. Grant Taylor, 
assistant professor of art and digital 

communications; and Dr. Kathryn 
Oriel, assistant professor of physical 
therapy, challenged students to increase 
their community service hours by 30 per- 
cent, to 17,000 hours. That's more than 
10 hours for each of the 1,600 students 
on campus. Students responded enthu- 
siastically to the aggressive goal, logging 
17,648.5 hours throughout the 2005-06 
academic year, equal to $318,378.94. 

One reason Brandt participates in 
volunteer projects is that both of his 
main extracurricular activities — student 
government and the mens music 
fraternity, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia — 
require community service. But more 
importantly, Brandt, like many students, 
volunteers because its meaningful to him. 

"We went door-to-door for Katrina 
relief because we wanted to help," 
Brandt said. "We try as a class to plan 
at least one fund-raiser a year where the 
proceeds go to a charity and not to us. 
There's a peace of mind and a great sense 
of satisfaction when you accomplish 
something and know that you did a 
good thing." 

Amanda Marsteller '06 has 
found a way to give that is satisfying 

both personally and professionally. She 
used her experience as a music recording 
technology major and as president of the 
Audio Engineering Society (AES) to put 
together a relief concert at the Valley in 
November 2005 that brought in $445 
for Katrina victims. "People were excited 
to come out and have fun and, at the 
same time, support Katrina relief efforts. 
Concerts are usually well attended on 
campus," she points out, and she should 
know. Before organizing the Katrina 
benefit, she helped run two other 
successful concerts during Relay for Life, 
an American Cancer Society event. AES 
members and numerous other students 
helped, too. 

For Katrina relief, the successful ideas 
kept coming from all over campus — over 
15 projects were adopted and completed. 
The Psychology Club raised books, not 
money, and sent over 2,000 volumes to 
Gulf Coast libraries. Hallmark Dining 
Services contributed the cost of a Sept. 24 
meal from anyone willing to sign one 
away. Over 800 students and staff did just 
that. One student, Jenna Sloan '07, 
donated her tips from a weekend of 
waitressing at The Hershey Pantry. 
Impressed by her generosity, her employer 
matched her earnings, for a total 
donation of $240. In all, students gave 
over $7,500 to the American Red Cross 
for Katrina relief. 

Some LVC students spent four days in the 
Appalachian Mountains during spring break 
to help transform an old school house into a 
retreat center. 

The Valley 

Each year, as part of the College's 
annual Founders Day ceremony, 
President Stephen MacDonald 
recognizes students who demonstrate 
good moral character, leadership on 
campus and in the community, concern 
for cooperative living on campus, and 
community service. Last year, the honor 
went to Servants of Christ (SOC) and 
the football team. 

As president of SOC, Stephanie 
Whitmore '07 leads a multitude of 
volunteer projects. Her group builds 
with Habitat for Humanity, visits local 
nursing homes, and organizes food and 
clothing drives — just to name a few 
efforts. The group logged 144 volunteer 
hours during November 2005, more 
than any other organization that month, 
and a total of 1,332 hours of service for 
the year. SOC's 35 members represent 
different majors, class years, and interests. 
One thing they do have in common is 
the willingness to lend a hand wherever 
it is needed. "We dont just handle projects 
that are convenient," said Whitmore. 
"We go into the surrounding community 
and out of state." 

One of those out-of-state trips 
occurred during spring break, when a 
number of students spent four days in 

Oneida, N.Y., helping transform an old 
school house into a retreat center. On 
another occasion, more than 20 students 
traveled to West Virginia after finals 
and spent one week in the Appalachian 
Mountains constructing a center to house 
volunteers who come to work in the 
poverty-stricken area. The students put 
on a roof, a partial second floor, and a 
garage during their stay. 

When speaking of the trip to West 
Virginia, Whitmore expressed pride 
in the accomplishments of her fellow 
students and the attitudes they brought 
to each day. "There were 22 college 
students who gave up their first week of 
summer break to work from 8 a.m. until 
4 or 5 in the evening, and we enjoyed 
every moment of it," she said. 

The football team participated in 
numerous service projects, including 
helping to landscape the campus grounds 
in preparation for President McDonald s 
inauguration and visiting the elderly at 
Annville s Kindred Place. One of the 
football teams largest service projects was 
helping with the College s annual Relay 
for Life. The team completed 1 ,728 
hours of service by assisting with 
a sports memorabilia auction as well as 
the setup, moving, and cleaning that 

Howard Frankel '06 signs the 
American Cancer Society's Wall of 
Hope during March's Relay for Life 
event held in the Arnold Sports Center. 

Dave Zimmerman '07, a member of the LVC football 
team, made a friend for life at a retirement 
community in Annville. Dave and his teammates 
completed 1,728 hours of service in 2005-2006. 

the event required. The day drew strong 
student support; 35 teams (each averaging 
1 5-20 people) worked to raise funds 
and walk the track during the relay. 
Anastasia Geisler '07 provided a 
personal touch by talking to the crowd 
about dealing with her own cancer 
diagnosis and chemotherapy, while her 
friend Adrianne Mezzino '07 spoke 
about her experience of having a friend 
with cancer. The Relay was a huge 
success, netting nearly $25,000 for the 
American Cancer Society. 

"There are two reasons why its 
important for students to engage in 
community service while at LVC," said 
Kelly. "The first is that it has a positive 
effect on areas that we seek to impact 
while at College." He quotes from a study 
by the Higher Education Research Institute 
that claims, "Participating in service during 
the undergraduate years substantially 
increases the students academic development, 
life skill development, and sense of civic 
responsibility." Kelly added that "it 
also helps create a sense of community 
interdependence here in Lebanon 
County, because our LVC community 
works alongside members of the local 
area to effect positive change." 

Fall 2006 

For more than a decade y V/C students have helped to beautify and maintain Annvilles Quittie Creek Nature Park under 
the guidance of Dr. David Lasky, professor emeritus ofpsychology, and Dr. Lou Laguna, associate professor of psychology. 
Members of this years group were joined by Laurel Martin, head field hockey coach (far right). 

For more than 10 years, students have 
helped beautify and maintain Annvilles 
Quittie Creek Nature Park. Dr. Lou 
Laguna, professor ofpsychology, has 
been organizing work days at the Quittie 
for the past five years. There are usually 
two cleanup projects per year, one in 
the spring and one in the fall. Twenty 
to 50 student volunteers come from 
many campus organizations, as well as 
sports teams and clubs, and are joined 
by LVC faculty and staff. They clean up 
trash, pull weeds, spread mulch on the 
foot trails, and plant shrubs along the 
stream banks to prevent erosion. "It is an 
important project," Laguna said, "because 
park maintenance is accomplished almost 
entirely by volunteers." 

The service fraternity Alpha Phi 
Omega (APO) also works to benefit the 
community with its annual blood drives. 
Sarah Carter '07, chair of the event, 

explained that the drives were held on 
campus three times during the past 
year, and that this year, for the first 
time, LVC won an award in the Central 
Pennsylvania Blood Banks College 
Challenge. "It's a simple process and 
a great way to give back to the commu- 
nity," said Carter. 

APO also hosted a very successful 
Community Safety Day in the fall. 
Children, aged 2 to 12, came to campus 
for games, food, fun, and a chance to 
learn about fire and general safety. The 
idea came about when APO applied 
for a youth service grant from the APO 
national office. At that time, the group 
was planning a much smaller event 
centered on bike safety. But after work- 
ing with the Annville Police Department 
and contacting organizations such as 
the Lebanon Ambulance Corps., the 
Annville Fire Department, the Civil Air 

Patrol, and Lifesavers (a railroad safety 
organization), the focus grew to include 
about 150 children. APO is planning to 
hold another Community Safety Day 
during the 2006-07 academic year. 

"I've been involved with volunteer 
work all my life," said Carter, who 
participated in the National Honor 
Society in high school, served in her 
church's handicapped program, and 
directed a community theater company 
in her hometown of West Bedford, 
N.J. "Its a great experience to be part 
of something that gives back to other 

Mary Beth Hower is a freelance writer 
from Lebanon. She is the former director 
of media relations for LVC and currently 
serves as advisor to the Qulttapahllla 
yearbook staff. 

6 The Valley 

Katrina Relief 

A Firsthand Perspective 

By Cindy Progin '04 

Black Team 5 members, representing LVC faculty and staff, were (1. to r.) 
Joy Albright, Todd Gamble '98, Donna Brown, Sue Sarisky '92, William J. 
Brown Jr. '79, LaRue Troutman, Jeff Snyder, Shawnalee "Shawn" Miller, 
and Vicki Cantrell '99. They were joined by Tyler Scott (second from right) 
andDelbert Scott (far right), a father-son team from Lebanon, Oregon. 

Black Team 4 members, also representing LVC faculty and staff, were 
(1. to r.) Donna Miller, Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald (LVC president), 
Bob Riley, Ashley Morgan, Tami Morgan, Andy Greene, Cindy Progin 
'04, Dr. Allan Wolfe, Monica Cisneros, and Ann Pinca. 

Hard work. Tattered homes. 
Heat. Humidity. Sweat. 
Exhaustion. We all had 
preconceived ideas of what 
we would face while gutting houses in 
one of the most hurricane-ravaged areas 
of Louisiana. But we were completely 
unprepared for the scale of the devastation 
we would encounter. We would find 
ourselves in foreign territory. 

It all began on Saturday, May 20, 
when 19 of us, mosdy LVC staff, gathered 
at the Colleges Heilman Center for the 
22-hour ride to Chalmette, La. After a 
send-ofF from family and friends, we 
were on our way through the rolling hills 
of Pennsylvania, the majestic mountains 

of Virginia, the flatlands of the Mississippi 
delta, and finally, over the massive blue 
waters of Lake Pontchartrain near New 
Orleans. We were headed to St. Bernard 
Parish to help our Louisiana neighbors 
who were devastated by Hurricane 
Katrina on Aug. 29, 2005, nearly nine 
months earlier. 

Camp Premier, the FEMA-run base 
camp, would be our home for the next 
five days. Although young AmeriCorps 
volunteers lived there in tents and 
coordinated the hurricane cleanup, 
Camp Premier was set up and run like 
a military camp, cordoned off by a fence 
and guarded by security personnel. No 
photos were allowed. We were housed in 

14-person, Army-green tents, females 
on the left, males on the right. A white 
canvas-like material covered the mess 
hall. The showers were in trailers, and a 
string of less-than-modern options served 
as toilets. 

On Sunday evening, many of us took 
a walk through the nearly abandoned 
neighborhood across the street from the 
camp. But even that failed to prepare us 
for the depth of destruction we faced on 
Monday after a short bus ride landed us 
at our assigned neighborhood. We stood 
in silent awe to take it in: shell-shocked 
houses with broken windows and crum- 
pled doors, debris-strewn roofs still bearing 
the high-water mark, and overturned cars 

Fall 2006 

We saw no anger, only appreciation for our help. 

We saw no bitterness, only REGRET FOR THINGS LOST. 

We saw no apathy, only a resolve to move forward. 

William Brown Jr. *79, dean of 
admission and financial aid, seals 
a freezer so that it can be tossed out 
with the family s other belongings. 
Todd Gamble '98 (left), information 
technology services, prepares to help 
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and trucks — some resting in yards, others 
upended — held in place by the walls of 
broken houses. Sheds were twisted and 
bent; outbuildings were tangled in the 
branches and remains of uprooted trees. 
And that was just the exterior. The worst 
was yet to come. 

Once we were over the shock of 
seeing this once-thriving, middle-class 
neighborhood in ruins, we donned our 
gear: hard hats, safety glasses or goggles, 
breathing apparatus, gloves, and our 
white polypropylene protective suits. 
Our job was to remove every bit of 
debris from a house before stripping it 
down to the bare studs. 

Inside these one- and two-story brick 
and stone houses, powerful floodwaters 
had swirled almost everything into chaos. 
Furniture and appliances had floated up 
and jammed against doors and windows, 
giving us no alternative but to sledge- 
hammer doors and break windows to 
gain entry — and to ventilate the vile 
odors. Two brave souls went in first to 
scare away any unwelcome inhabitants — 
especially those of the four-legged and 
"slithering" variety. Then, the rest of us 
followed. We found the material remains 
of families whose lives had been turned 
upside down, along with nearly all their 
belongings: sofas and chairs, tables and 
dressers. Washers and dryers were filled 
with reeking liquid. Refrigerators were 
on their sides, stuffed with the putrid 
remains of what had been food nine 
months ago. 

Mold etched abstracts on the sodden 
walls. But here and there were reminders 
of formerly well-ordered lives. Kitchen 
cabinets were still filled with cups and 
plates, pots and pans. Bathroom cabinets 
were lined with toiletries and cleaning 
supplies. Closets and bureaus were 
stuffed with clothes, beyond saving. 
Now, devastation reigned. Waterlogged 
ceilings and insulation had caved in, 
bringing with them stored treasures from 
the attic: holiday decorations, outgrown 
baby clothes, and family mementos. 
Worst of all was the gooey, squalid, dark- 

brown muck, three to five inches deep, 
which was slathered over every square 
inch of this debris. 

Working on two separate teams, Black 
Team 4 and Black Team 5, the LVC 
volunteers tackled two houses the first 
day. Both teams came together like 
well-oiled machines, shoveling, lifting, 
and hauling. Wheelbarrow after wheel- 
barrow full of muck- and mold-laden 
items were rolled to the growing debris 
pile by the curb, followed by the water- 
soaked carpets, sheetrock, and fiberglass 
insulation from the walls. We accom- 
plished all this work with the few tools 
we were issued. No outside tools were 
allowed. To compensate for our blunt 
utility knives, Team 5 became creative 
finding a meat cleaver from a ruined 
kitchen and using it to cut carpet. In the 
indescribable heat and humidity, sweat 
poured off us, even as we guzzled bottle 
after bottle of water to remain hydrated. 

Once the concrete floors were visible 
and had been swept clean of any remaining 
fragments of sheetrock, some hearty crew 
members shoveled the vile festering goo 
in the bathtubs. This disgusting process, 
usually the last remaining task, had a 
tendency to stir up even more odors, 
effectively clearing the area of any 
remaining team members. 

The seemingly insurmountable job 
was done — the gutting was complete. 
Except for a few items that survived the 
destruction, everything that was once 
inside was now outside in a mountain of 
tangled debris. With little time to admire 
what we had accomplished, it was on to 
the next location to begin again. Both 
LVC teams managed to gut four houses 
in a five-day period. Four houses out of 
thousands. Was it worth it? You bet. 

Physically, we probably worked harder 
than we ever had before, but we were 
rewarded with the best of the South — its 
people. We were greeted with warmth 
and gratitude by everyone we met, at our 
base camp in the town, and especially by 
the homeowners we were fortunate 
enough to meet. In a blink of an eye, 

Dr. Allan Wolfe, professor of biology, 
was a member of Black Team 4. 

these people had lost their homes, their 
jobs, their community, their entire way 
of life. Many had to relocate to other 
cities, towns, and states. Most of the 
areas infrastructure was still not restored. 

We saw no anger, only appreciation 
for our help. We saw no bitterness, only 
regret for things lost. We saw no apathy, 
only a resolve to move forward. These 
people inspired us to complete our 
mission, to be good neighbors, and to 
value the human spirit. 

As we boarded our bus on Friday 
evening for the long ride back to 
Annville, we were filled with emotions: 
satisfaction, anger, compassion, frustration, 
relief. We had helped four families move 
closer to a sense of normalcy. Thousands 
of other families were still stuck in 
limbo, hoping that someone would hear 
their pleas for assistance. 

Cindy Progin '04 is director of advancement 
research and a Black Team 4 member. 

Editor's Note: Dr. Stephen MacDonald, 
president of Lebanon Valley College, also 
volunteered on the trip and wrote an 
editorial published in The Patriot News, 
"Katrina trip offers elation and anger: 
Region's lack of progress brings up hard 
questions." Read the article at 

Fall 2006 9 

A Work in Progress: 

The Neidig-Garber Science Center 

Reconstruction of the Neidig-Garber Science Center started on July 16, 2006, 
with an east-to-west cleaving of the building. The project is expected to be 
completed during the 2007-08 academic year. 
The Department of Physics has moved out of the building during the reconstruction. 
The Departments of Biology and Chemistry will remain in the building during the 
construction process. The two departments will first occupy the north side of the 
building while renovations take place on the south side. Following completion of 
this first stage, the departments will relocate to the south side of the building, and 
renovations will begin on the northern half. 

For more information about this project, or to view floor plans or additional photos 
of the Neidig-Garber Science Center as it is rebuilt, please visit 

The first "window" into Neidig-Garber 
is being used to bring materials in and 
out of the building during construction. 

Workers saw open the 
science center walls 
releasing natural light 
into the fourth floor 
for the first time in 
more than 25 years. 

Classes continue behind the right-hand 
walls of the third floor of Neidig-Garber 
while construction workers blast away 
behind the walls on the left of the corrido 

10 The Valley 

This rooftop picture (below) shows both 
where the biology greenhouses once stood, 
and where the new greenhouses will reside. 

Fall 2006 11 

Faculty at the Cinema 

We asked some LVC faculty, known for their love of cinema, 
to share insights about one of their favorite films. 

Dr. Jeffrey Robbins 

Assistant professor of religion and philosophy 

The Decalogue (1989) is a compilation of 10 hour-long films 
created for Polish television by the renowned director Krzystof 
Kieslowski. Each short is loosely based on one of the Ten 
Commandments, and each is a haunting exploration into the nature 
of morality, the conflict between good and evil, and the mysteries 
of human existence. They somehow manage to bring the Ten 
Commandments to life by dramatizing the spiritual, existential, and 
moral dilemmas of contemporary life. The entire series comes in a 
3-DVD set and is widely available in libraries and through online 
DVD rental companies such as Netflix or Blockbuster. 

Dr. Jeffrey Ritchie 

Assistant professor of English and digital communications 

Burnt by the Sun (1994) is a film directed by Russian Nikita 
Mikhalkov, who also stars as the rough, charismatic military man, 
Col. Serguei Kotov. The film centers on one day in the life of this 
aging hero of the Russian revolution, his young wife, their 6-year-old 
daughter, and their family in the summer of 1936. Their seemingly 
perfect world is forever altered by Dmitri, Col. Kotov's former rival 

for the love of his wife. The effects of jealousy smolder throughout 
the film. Seldom does a film portray love, family, and loss as well 
as this film does. This film gives a human face to the tragedy of the 
Russian revolution under Stalin. Burnt by the Sun received the Grand 
Jury Prize at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award 
for Best Foreign Language Film, among many other honors. It is 
rated R and contains English subtitles. This film can be found in the 
foreign film section of several video stores. 

Dr. Stacy Goodman 

Associate professor of biology 

12 Angry Men (1957) Despite the passage of nearly 50 years 
since its debut, this film about human nature is still relevant today. 
Director Sidney Lumet s film is set entirely in a courtroom deliberation 
room where 12 jurors set out to determine the fate of an alleged 
murderer. It soon becomes apparent that most jurors have already 
made a quick decision on the fate of the accused, based on either 
their personal prejudices or their impatience to get back to their 
daily lives. Henry Fonda plays the one man who stands up against 
the angry mob and convinces his fellow jurors not only to look at 
the facts of the case in more detail, but also to take a closer look at 

valley news 

The Numbers Game 

Should Lebanon Valley College expand enrollment? It's a serious 
question, but when College administrators started playing with all the 
factors that go into strategic planning for possible growth, they realized 
that the easiest way to weigh all the alternatives was to keep on playing 
with them — literally! So, they developed a board game. 

Students, faculty, administrators, support staff, alumni, and emeriti 
were invited to play the game and discover just what goes into a complex 
decision like increasing enrollment. Using real financial data supplied by 
the College, they learned it takes at least a year to get new academic or 
athletic programs up and running, and it costs $8 million to build a 
100-person residence hall. 

After the game received wide publicity, other colleges expressed 
interest in borrowing the idea. Dr. Stephen MacDonald, LVC president, 
has been invited to make a presentation on the game at the Council of 
Independent Colleges Presidents Institute in Tucson, Ariz., in January 
2007. The moveable, laminated playing pieces and the cardboard playing 
field can be adapted to many similar institutions. 

After about an hour and a half juggling various financial and strategic 
realities, players cannot "win" the game — unless you calculate the 
intangible effects of including everyone in the planning process and 
giving the Board of Trustees an accurate picture of what various campus 
constituencies really want. As a result of the "game" process, in May 
the Trustees decided to increase the maximum enrollment level by 100 
students to a total of 1,700. That means planning will begin this academic 
year for a new residence hall. The College s General Officers and Board 
of Trustees noted a stronger consensus than they had expected for 
renovating— or even replacing — the Mund College Center. 

Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald, LVC president, has received national 
recognition for including faculty and staff so intimately in the 
development of the Colleges Strategic Plan. 

12 The Valley 

Spanish Majors Visit Mexico City 

Five students from Dr. Angel T. Tuninetti's Latin American 
Cultures and Civilizations class took a spring break trip to Mexico 
City in March. The students paid their travel expenses for the 
optional trip and earned an extra credit for the course. Sara Lynn 
Klopfer '09, Tamara Dalton '09, Heather Przyhocki '07, Megan 
Redcay '08, and Lisa Albright '07 visited parks, plazas, muse- 
ums, and cathedrals. They also made an all-day excursion to the 
Teotihuacan Ruins, enjoyed mariachi music, and attended a Ballet 
Folkldrico show. Tuninetti, an associate professor of Spanish, is chair 
of the Department of Foreign Languages and is also the College s 
study-abroad advisor. 

13 Valedictorians in Class of 2010 

LVC freshmen participate in one of the many Orientation 
Program activities organized by the Student Services Office. 

The Colleges enrollment for the 2006-2007 academic year 
was an all-time high: 1 ,660 full-time undergraduates and 30 
full-time graduate students when the College opened for the fall 
semester. The entering freshman class includes 13 high school 
valedictorians and five salutatorians among its 458 highly 
qualified students. 

Eighty-one percent of first-year students are eligible for 
the Colleges Presidential Scholarships program. That plan 
guarantees tuition discounts to high-achieving, first-year and 
transfer students. 

Sixty undergraduates are studying overseas with the Colleges 
study-abroad programs in Cambridge and London, England; 
Australia; Spain; France; Italy, the Netherlands; and Germany. 

Two of the new first-year students received the Presidents 
Award, a full-tuition, merit-based scholarship. Two hundred 
fifteen students qualified for the Vickroy Award, which covers 
one-half of tuition. Ninety-seven first-year students were awarded 
the Leadership Award, covering one-third of tuition, and 58 
students earned the Achievement Award, which pays for one- 
quarter of tuition. Fifty-six percent of the new students graduated 
in the top 20 percent of their high school classes. 

The entering students come from 1 1 states, mosdy from the 
Middle Adantic region as well as Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, 
and Vermont. Three new students are from Canada, one from 
China, one from Ghana, and one from Myanmar, formerly 
known as Burma. For the academic year, 48 students transferred 
from other schools. Hundreds more registered as part-time students. 

Dr. Angel Tuninetti traveled with five LVC students to 
Mexico City this past spring break and visited numerous 
historic and cultural sites. Here, the students pose in front 
of the museum Frida Kahlo, better known as "Casa AzuL " 

Math Majors Excel in the Putnam 

Three Lebanon Valley College students earned 
very distinguished marks in The William Lowell 
Putnam Mathematical Competition, the most 
prestigious undergraduate mathematical competition 
in the United States. Matthew Lochman '06 and 
Daniel Pitonyak '08, both physics and mathematics 
majors, scored in the 70th percentile. Nicholas 
Marshburn '06, a mathematics and actuarial 
science major, scored in the 63rd percentile. 

More than 3,500 outstanding undergraduates 
in mathematics from 500 institutions in the 
United States and Canada sat for the Mathematical 
Association of America 66th Putnam exam in the 
fall of 2005. 

Phi Beta Lambda Continues 
Its Winning Ways 

LVC s chapter of Pennsylvania Phi Beta 
Lambda continued its winning ways at the 
organizations annual conference. LVC winners 
were Andrew Bigler '09, first place, accounting 
principles; Aubrie Ensinger '06, second place, 
accounting analysis and decision making; Sara 
Wagner '09, second place, computer applications; 
Kristopher Gazsi '07, second place, economic 
concepts; Amanda Hartman '06, second place, 
management concepts; and Jerilyn Oehme '08, 
third place, business communications. Faculty 
coordinator Dr. Tony Maynard, assistant professor 
of economics, noted that the top two finishers 
in each category are eligible to compete in the 
national competition. 

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Physical Therapy Granted 
Full Accreditation 

LVC's Physical Therapy Program 
received a full five-year accreditation by the 
National Commission on Accreditation in 
Physical Therapy Education. The College 
offers the only physical therapy program in 
central Pennsylvania. 

The news of the accreditation came just 
two-and-a-half weeks before the first class 
of seven doctoral students received their 
degrees. All physical therapy programs 
must establish appropriate courses, facilities, 
faculty, and students before they are eligible 
for accreditation. LVC s program was granted 
candidacy for accreditation three years ago. 

Taekwondo Club 
Awards Black Belts 

Taekwondo Master Dr. David 
Lyons, associate professor of mathematical 
sciences, recently awarded a first-degree 
black belt in taekwondo to Elyse Turr 
'06, the fourth LVC student to begin 
her training at LVC and go on to earn a 
black belt. The first, Dave Ingalls '04, 
earned a second-degree black belt at the 
ceremony. Oliver Lyons, son of Master 
Lyons, was also awarded a first-degree 
black belt during the event. 

(1. to r.) Dr. David Lyons, Oliver Lyons, Dave 
Ingalls '04, and Elyse Turr '06 celebrate 
their achievements. 

MSE Students Create Science Lessons for Haitians 

In St. Marc, Haiti, the 
poorest of the poor who are 
lucky enough to go to school 
study only the basics: reading, 
writing, and arithmetic. So, 
six graduate students in LVC's 
Master of Science Education 
(MSE) Program, who created a 
science curriculum for Haitian 
teachers in a one-week sum- 
mer course, called Science for 
Third-World Schools, faced this 
problem: How could they cre- 
ate science lessons for Haitian 
teachers who have never studied 
science themselves? It was a 
challenge to create lessons for 
teachers who had no access 
to paper and who had never 
looked through a microscope. 
"We're not just educating the 
students, we're also educating 
the teachers," said Amanda Deibert '03, a sixth-grade science teacher 
at Palmyra Middle School. 

Jeff Remington, science department head at Palmyra Middle 
School and former winner of LVC's prestigious Nevelyn J. Knisley 
Award for Inspirational Teaching, created the course as an adjunct 
instructor in the College's MSE Program. "The teachers in this class 
are as fired up as I've ever seen teachers," he said of the middle and 
elementary school science students in the graduate program. A month 
earlier, Remington had visited St. Marc to set up a science classroom 
in the bustling port city about 50 miles northwest of Port-au-Prince. 
He brought much-needed science supplies and equipment and trained 
teachers on how to use them. But without a strong curriculum, the 
potential of this gift would never be realized. 

Remington bought the science equipment with most of the 
$7,500 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching he 
won in 2002, which was presented to him at the White House by 
First Lady Laura Bush. "I was looking for a project where I could put 

Jeff Remington (back row, left), 2002 winner of the Presidential Award 
for Excellence in Science Teaching as presented by First Lady Laura Bushy 
used some of his award money to help develop a basic science curriculum 
for teachers at a school in Haiti. 

the money to good use," 
Remington said. "As a teacher, 
you rarely have the chance to 
be a philanthropist," he said. 
But he purchased microscopes, 
graduated beakers, double-pan 
balances, magnifying glasses, 
and more. 

Remington came up with 
the idea for the project after he 
met the school's founder, Dr. 
Rodrigue Mortel, who is a 
deacon at his church, St. Joan 
of Arc, in Hershey. Mortel, of 
Hummelstown, is a world- 
renowned cancer researcher 
and retired associate dean 
and director of the Penn State 
Cancer Center in Hershey. He 
worked his way out of extreme 
poverty in Haiti by getting an 
education and has saved count- 
less lives as a doctor and research scientist, according to Remington. 
But Mortel never forgot his roots. He makes many trips to Haiti each 
year. "He is an amazing man," Remington said. "I started thinking of 
the untapped minds in Haiti and other impoverished parts of the 
world. What unrealized potential might be out there to benefit 

Dr. Jean-Marc Braem, assistant professor of French at LVC, will 
translate the science curriculum into French so it can be delivered to 
the school in Haiti. Braem's French students at LVC may help in the 
translation. The teachers who designed the new curriculum plan to 
follow up on their own — they can't wait to visit Haiti themselves. In 
addition to Deibert, they are: Marianne Purdy '04, a kindergarten 
teacher for the Central Dauphin School District; Laura Martin, 
a substitute teacher for Lebanon County schools; Stephanie Spangler 
'04, a second-grade teacher in Palmyra; Brandy Solomon, a middle 
school science teacher in Boyertown; and Brian Eckhart, a fourth- 
grade teacher in Annville. 

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LVC Symphony Orchestra Tours Europe 

Thirty-seven LVC Symphony Orchestra members and four high school students under the direction 
of LVC conductor Dr, Johannes Dietrich, associate professor of music, visited Europe late last 
spring for an 11 -day concert tour to Salzburg, Graz, Vienna, and Prague. Here is his report on the 
orchestras second international tour: 

The tour proved to be a resounding success. In Salzburg, we performed in the 
Kollegien Church, a very large (and on the evening of our performance, very cold 
and damp!) church two blocks from Mozart's birth house. Our large audience enjoyed the 
European premiere of Gregory Strohman's '07 The Inevitable Journey, and the European 
debut of clarinetists Lindsey Parent '07 and John Nedick '06, as well as the Austrian 
conducting debuts of Matthew Hooper '06 and Anthony Marasco '08. 

In Graz, we performed in a beautiful, small church associated with the extended care 
facility at Kainbach. Our concert was broadcast to over 1,000 patients, and attended by 
almost 200 patients, many of whom were severely handicapped. Our students played 
beautifully and were deeply moved by the experience. The reception from the patients and 
their caregivers was unbelievable. As a conductor and a musician, this was one of the most 
moving concerts I've ever done. 

In Vienna, we were fortunate enough to play in the Orangerie in Schoenbrunn Palace, 
a glorious, sunny room, overlooking some of the most beautiful and spacious grounds in 
Vienna. Here, too, we had a very receptive audience, who surprised us with their demand 
for several encores. 

Our final concert — thanks to the gracious support of Dr. Suzanne H. Arnold H'96, 
honorary trustee, one of a number of orchestra friends on the trip) — was in the spectacular 
Rudolfinum in Prague, home to the Czech Philharmonic. Dvorak was once the resident 
composer there. The acoustics were stunning, and the musical heritage permeating the 
place really did make an impression on our students. 

We had the chance to explore all the cities where we performed and made visits to 
Mozart's birth house, Beethoven's grave, and many important museums. We even took 
a cable car ride to a mountaintop overlooking Salzburg, where we all walked around in 
a nasty snowstorm! (The temperatures set 30-year records for cold while we were there.) 
The whole trip was an amazing experience for our students and the adults who joined us. 

Dr. Johannes Dietrich, associate professor 
of music, conducted the LVC Symphony 
Orchestra on an 11 -day concert tour of 

LVC Symphony Orchestra members rehearsed 
in the spectacular Rudolfinum in Prague. 

MSE Student Serves as N0AA Teacher at Sea 

Middle school students in Myerstown 
learned about marine science this 
summer without ever leaving town — through 
the eyes, photos, and web log of their teacher, 
Lisa Kercher M'07, a master of science 
education candidate at LVC. She was a 
Teacher at Sea in Alaska aboard a National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
(NOAA) survey ship, mapping the coast 
and ocean floor. Kercher kept a daily 
journal and photo log of her work aboard 
the ship and ended each daily journal entry 
with a question-of-the-day for her students. 

Kercher was one of only 30 teachers 
nationwide chosen to be part of NOAA's 
Teacher at Sea program. "NOAA gave me 
the opportunity of a lifetime," Kercher 
said. "I am thrilled to be able to share my 
science research experiences with my 
students. Everything I learned makes my 
classroom more exciting for the kids, and 
I can share so many ideas with other 

Lisa Kercher M*07 observes Alaska aboard the 
NOAA survey ship. 

Once back home, she spent the rest of 
the summer distilling her experience into 
several lesson plans for her students on a 
variety of topics: the endangered wildlife, 
such as the Steller sea lions that covered 
Whaleback Island; the feeding habits of 
the orca and humpback whales; and how 
shipboard safety rules for situations like 

"Man Overboard" relate to the laboratory 
safety rules at middle school. 

These lesson plans are the basis of her 
master's thesis at LVC. Kercher first learned 
about the opportunity to be a Teacher at 
Sea from Dr. Kip Bollinger, coordinator of 
the MSE Program. 

Kercher, who teaches middle school 
environmental science for the Eastern 
Lebanon County School District, sailed 
from Homer to Kodiak Island, Alaska, 
aboard the 231 -ft. NOAA hydrographic 
survey ship, the Fairweather, from June 10 
to 30. She worked with scientists as they 
surveyed the sea floor near the Shumagin 
Islands. They created nautical charts, espe- 
cially for the fishing industry and for the 
ever-increasing number of Alaskan cruise 
ships. While on board, Kercher collected 
data about latitude, longitude, and sea 
temperatures, and she interviewed scientists. 

In 15 years, NOAA's Teacher at Sea 
program has provided more than 400 teachers 
with first-hand sea science experience. 

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At Commencement ceremonies in May, 
Johanna M. Scarino '06, chemistry, won 
the Howard Anthony Neidig Award, LVC's 
top student honor. Scarino's multiple 
research projects led to six professional 
presentations at regional and national 
scholarly meetings of chemists. In the fall, 
Scarino entered a doctoral program with 
a full scholarship in bioinorganic chemistry 
at Princeton University. At Princeton, she 
joined several other recent LVC chemistry- 
graduates, including 2005 s Neidig 
Award winner Yun Kyung "Sophia" 
Kwon '05. 

Dr. Jeffrey W. Robbins, the 
Commencement speaker and assistant 
professor of religion and philosophy at 
LVC, challenged the 380 graduates to 
"dare to think" for themselves and to 
question accepted truths. The College 
honored three faculty members at 
Commencement. Dr. J. Patrick Brewer, 
associate professor of mathematical sciences, 
won The Thomas Rhys Vickroy Award, 
the College s highest teaching award for a 
full-time faculty member. The award for a 
part-time, or adjunct, faculty member, the 
Nevelyn J. Knisley Award for Inspirational 
Teaching, went to Marie Riegle-Kinch, 
adjunct assistant professor of art at LVC for 
25 years. The Educator-of-the-Year award, 
chosen by students, went to Dr. Scott 
Eggert, professor of music. 

Pennsylvania Flood Relief 

On July 29, a crew of 1 5 from LVC went 
north to the small town of Gilberton, 
Schuylkill County, to help clean up the 
damage from floodwaters. The LVC crew 
stripped, cleaned, and disinfected nearly 
half a dozen houses in one day. Participants 
were: Todd Goclowski, Dr. John Kearney, 
Dr. Art Ford '57, Mary Ellen Ford, Sue 
Sarisky '92, William J. Brown Jr. 79, 
P'07, Donna Brown, Vicki Cantrell 
'99, Robert Leonard, Fred Cusick F08, 
Katharine Cusick, Deborah Reimer 
Fullam '81, P'07, Walt Fullam '80, P'07, 
the Rev. Dr. Paul Fullmer, and Patrick 

Research in Quantum Information Theory 

Enhancing LVC's already strong institutional reputation for excellence in undergraduate 
research in science, in June 2006, the National Science Foundation awarded researchers 
in the departments of physics and mathematics at LVC a three-year, $160,000 grant 
from the Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) Program. The research supported by 
the NSF-RUI grant seeks to understand the theoretical basis of a phenomenon called quantum 
entanglement. Exciting potential applications include a new type of quantum-based super 
computer. If and when a full-scale quantum computer is built, it will be able to perform huge 
complex calculations that would take todays fastest computers literally forever — "even 
longer than the age of the universe," according to Dr. David Lyons, associate professor of 
mathematical sciences. He and Dr. Scott Walck, associate professor of physics, are conducting 
research on entanglement types with their summer 2006 research assistants, Daniel Pitonyak 
'08 and Robert Schaeffer '07. Here is how Lyons explains its significance: "In the 1990s, 
computer scientists realized that entangled quantum systems could be harnessed to process 
information in a way that is radically different from existing computers. Our research has 
applications to computing, communication, and nanotechnology. Quantum information has 
been an area of intense interest in the last decade and a half." 

Since 2001, the Walck/Lyons research group has published four papers related to quantum 
information technology with four undergraduate research students serving as co-authors on 
two of the papers. Lyons and Walck published their latest paper, "Classification of n-qubit 
states with minimum orbit dimension" in the Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General, 
volume 39 (2006). This is their second published paper of their joint research in quantum 
information theory, begun in 2003. Nathan Hansell '02, Jonathan Pitt '03, Nicholas 
Hamblett '04, Shawn A. Hilbert '04, Matthew H. Lochman '06, and James K. 
Glassbrenner '06 also participated as student researchers in the project. Hansell is currendy a 
high school physics teacher and the other five are enrolled in doctoral programs at the University 
of Nebraska (Hilbert and Glassbrenner), Pennsylvania State University (Pitt), University of 
Virginia (Hamblett), and Texas Tech University (Lochman). Visit 
mathphys for more information on the project and LVC student-faculty research in this area. 

Student Presenters 

Three Lebanon Valley College 
students made presentations in March 
2006 at The Pennsylvania Chapter of the 
National Association for Multicultural 
Education's 8th Annual State Conference 
at the University of Scranton. Kate A. 
Fahey '06, a music education major, pre- 
sented "Religious Diversity on the College 
Campus." Vanessa Nicole Lee '07, 
a sociology major with a focus in adoption 
practices, presented "Connecting With 
Your Own Personal Cultural Heritage." 
Rachel Hadrick '06 represented LVC's 
Leading Educational Awareness for 
Diversity (L.E.A.D.) student organization 
on a panel that discussed how social justice 
and multiculturalism play a part in each of 
the panelist's lives and at their respective 

Jeff Semuta '06 and Jake Peterson 
'07, business administration majors, 
competed in the 20th Waikato University 
Management School Case Competition 
while studying abroad in New Zealand 
during the spring 2006 semester. The 
national competition was sponsored 
by Telecom, New Zealand's largest 
telecommunications company. Semuta 
and Peterson were part of a team called 
"Need for Speed" that made the final four. 
The team developed a core paper and 
presentation analyzing Telecom Mobile 
and strategies for making the company 

more competitive in the face of increasing 
international competition. 

Lyndsy Holton '06 presented "Health 
Care Inequalities in the GLB Community" 
and Amanda Lubold '06 presented 
"Social Science Perspectives on Health 
Care: Disparities in the United States" in 
spring 2006 at a conference at Temple 
University. Both posters were presented 
as part of their senior sociology Capstone 
Course in Inequality under Sharon Arnold, 
associate professor of sociology and chair 
of the Department of Sociology and 
Criminal Justice. Both students received 
a stipend from the National Science 
Foundation to use toward their participation 
in the conference. 

Faculty News 

Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo, chair and associate 
professor of religion and philosophy, was 
co-convener of a morning group at the 
annual Fellows Meeting of the Society for 
Values in Higher Education in July 2006 
at North Central College in Naperville, 
111. In addition, Bain-Selbo was named to 
the editorial board of the recendy created 
International Journal of Religion and Sport. 

Jean-Paul Benowitz, adjunct instructor 
in history, presented a paper in April 2006 
at the 36th and 28th Joint Annual Meeting 
of The Popular and American Culture 
Association in Atlanta, Ga. His paper was 

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Design Excellence 

Lynch Memorial Hall recently won the only Merit Award 
for Design Excellence given by the Central Pennsylvania 
Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The 
renovation, completed last spring, was one of 33 projects in 
central Pennsylvania entered for the award. It is the second 
architectural award Lynch has received from the Central 
Pennsylvania Chapter of the AIA. The second award 
recognized Lynch as a "Built" project. TONO Architects, 
LLC, of Lancaster, designed the building that transformed 
the College s gymnasium into an all-academic building. 

Dr. Stephen C. MacDonald, LVC president (center), displays the 
AIA Merit Award for Design Excellence with Dr. Robert Hamilton, 
LVC vice president for administration (left), and D. Hunter Johnson, 
principal of TONO Architects, LLC. 

titled "American Popular Culture According 
to Saddam Hussein: While Guarding the 
Former President of Iraq, Five U.S. Soldiers 
Teach and Learn About Popular Culture." 
Benowitz chairs the biography section of the 
Popular Culture Association and has created 
and will chair a new section on Local 
Culture for the American Culture 

Dr. Gary Grieve-Carlson, director of 
general education and professor of English, 
has reviewed Vereen Bells Yeats and the 
Logic of Formalism and Edward Field's The 
Man Who Would Marry Susan Sontag for 
the journal Choice. In March 2006, he 
presented two papers — "Modernism 
and the Evasion of History" and "After 
Modernism: Carolyn Forche and the Long 
Poem" — at the Northeast Modern Language 
Association's convention in Philadelphia. 

Dr. Noel Hubler, professor of 
religion, had a paper, tided "The Perils of 
Perception: Explanations of Apperception 
in the Greek Commentators on Aristode," 
published in December 2005 in the Review 
of Metaphysics. 

Dr. Diane Iglesias, professor of 
Spanish, was invited to give several 
lectures in July 2006 in Spain. She spoke 
at the Universidad de verano de Adeje, 
University of La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain. 
Over a four-day period, she spoke on 
"Competencia Cultural; Las lenguas como 
soportes identitarios y de expresion de la 
diversidad cultural"; and "Representaciones 
sociales de la multiculturalidad." She was 
also invited to present a two-hour work- 
shop there, titled "Truco o trato: Mentiras 
y verdades sobre la cultura y la sociedad 
Americana actual." During her visit to 
Spain, she appeared on three television 
shows to discuss her lecture topics and also 
took part in a 30-minute radio broadcast. 
In June, she presented a paper on "Deseo, 

poder y polftica en el teatro de Luis Velez 
de Guevara" at the International Hispanic 
Literature Conference in Valladolid, Spain. 
In June 2006, she also gave a presentation 
on "Instructional Strategies for the Foreign 
Language Classroom: Rethinking the Basics 
at the World Language Symposium" in 
Davie, Fla. In March 2006, Iglesis presented 
on "Teaching the College-Age Learner" and 
on "Teaching for Authentic Learning" at 
the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of 
Foreign Languages in New York. 

Dr. Diane Johnson, assistant professor of 
political science, has co-edited a book with 
Fernando Lopez-Alves, called Uncertainty 
and Globalization in Latin America. Palgrave- 
Macmillan is scheduled to release it in 
spring 2007. In the spring of 2006, she 
presented papers at two meetings: "The 
Changing Political Scene in Latin America: 
The Apparent Return of the Left in the 
New Millennium" in Puerto Rico at the 
Middle Atlantic States Latin American 
Studies Association meeting; and 
"Neopopulists and the Media in Latin 
America since the 1980s" at the Latin 
American Studies Association meeting. 

Joel Kline, assistant professor of 
business administration and digital 
communications and director of the Digital 
Communications Program, will serve as 
the on-site director for LVC s New Zealand 
2007 spring semester study-abroad program. 

Walter Labonte, instructor of English, 
director of the Writing Center, and supervi- 
sor of interns, presented a paper and an 
interactive workshop on "The Road to 
Acceptance and Accountability: Strategic 
Planning for Writing Centers" in April at 
the Mid-Atlantic Writing Center Conference 
at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. 

Dr. David Lyons, associate professor 
of mathematical sciences, in collaboration 
with Dr. Richard Hammack of Virginia 

Commonwealth University, recendy pub- 
lished "The Alternating Series Test — Visual 
Proof" in Oxford Journals Online: Teaching 
Mathematics and its Applications. The article 
appeared in the July 2006 issue, Volume 25, 
Number 2. 

Dr. Lou Manza, associate professor 
and chair of the Psychology Department, 
along with several of his students, attended 
the 77th annual meeting of the Eastern 
Psychological Association in Baltimore. 
They presented a poster that explored the 
connections between religious and nonreli- 
gious paranormal belief systems. Assisting 
him were Jarred R. Jenkins '05, Caitlin 
S. Flinn '05, Jessica M. Gregg Ferrell 
'05, Katherine D. Davis '06, Daniel C. 
DelCollo '05, Douglas P. Arnold '06, and 
Danielle R. DeLellis '06. Manza also was 
quoted extensively in the article, "How to 
Avoid being a 'Sucker," which appeared on 
the WebMD site in the summer of 2006. 
Manza discussed how people should use 
objective, rational decision-making strate- 
gies when confronting everyday stressors. 

Dr. Joerg Mayer, professor emeritus 
of mathematical sciences, continues to 
write reviews for Choice, a journal of the 
American Library Association. He reviews 
four or five books a year. The topics range 
from a biography of Alfred Tarski, a tower- 
ing logician of the 20th century, to a col- 
lection of Martin Gardners Mathematical 
Games, to a study of computer "super net- 
works," to various fascinating popular books 
on chaos theory, to lightweight "math-is- 
fun" coffee table books. 

Dr. Timothy J. Peelen, assistant professor 
of chemistry, was awarded a $43,758 grant 
in May from Research Corporation to 
investigate direct synthesis of Fmoc-protected 
amines via acyl iminium chemistry. His 
grant was one of only 84 awarded last year 
to support the work of scientists throughout 

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the U.S. and Canada. The corporation 
disbursed a total of $4 million to researchers 
in both countries. 

The program notes for Theatre Harrisburgs 
production of Inherit the Wind, written by 
Dr. Kevin Pry, assistant professor of 
English, were quoted in the Dec. 5, 2005, 
edition of The New Yorker magazine. Writer 
Margaret Talbot was in central Pennsylvania 
in November to cover the trial on the teaching 
of "Intelligent Design" in York County's 
Dover public schools. The play opened in 
Harrisburg just as the trial ended, and 
Talbot attended the extremely relevant 
performance. Pry said he used the incident 
to tell his students that it is important to 
labor over every paragraph — you never 
know how it might pay off. 

Dr. Jeffrey Robbins, assistant professor 
of religion and philosophy, presented a 
paper, "Thinking Transcendence with 
Levinas: From the Ethico-Religious to the 
Political and Beyond," at the August 2006 
workshop of the International Institute of 
Hermeneutics at Mt. Allison University in 
New Brunswick, Canada. The proceedings 
from the workshop will soon be published 
in a volume, tided Theos: Rethinking 
Philosophical Theology in a Hyper-Textual 
Age. Robbins is co-editor for a new book 
series, Insurrections: Critical Studies in 
Religion, Politics, and Culture, published by 
Columbia University Press. The first volume 
in the series is After the Death of God, a 
book co-authored by Robbins, John D. 
Caputo, and Gianni Vattimo. 

In April, Dr. Rosa Tezanos-Pinto, 
associate professor of Spanish, gave a talk, 
"La perseverante exclusi6n del amor en la 
obra po&ica de Ester de Izaguirre" at the 
Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American 
Studies Conference at Virginia Commonwealth 
University. In August 2005, Tezanos-Pinto 
attended the XXVI Simposio Internacional de 
Literatura sponsored by Universidad de Los 
Lagos, Puerto Montt, Chile, where she 
chaired and helped to organize a panel, 
"Utopias nacionales en la creaci6n literaria 
Latinoamericana." In this session, she 
presented a paper, "Naci6n y narraci6n en 
la narrativa femenina posmoderna." In 
addition, she read a paper, "Plumas de 
Afrodita de Roland Forgues: complicidad 
textual con las fascinantes e insubordinadas 
poetas peruanas del siglo veinte" at a panel 
honoring French critic Roland Forgues, a 
specialist in Hispanic American literature. 
Tezanos-Pintos presentations in Chile were 
supported by an LVC professional grant. 

Dr. Angel T. Tuninetti, associate 
professor of Spanish, chair of the 
Department of Foreign Languages, and 
study-abroad advisor, published the article 
"Lecturas y escrituras de la pampa y el 

gaucho: Literatura de viajes y paisaje 
nacional en Argentina" in Homenaje a 
Alejandro de Humboldt — Literatura de viajes 
desdey hacia Latino America, sighs XV-XXI 
— Actas Junio 18-22, 2001, Humboldt 
State University/ Universidad Aut6noma 
"Benito Juarez" de Oaxaca, 2005. 

He presented the following papers at 
international conferences: "La Patagonia de 
Clemente Onelli: entre la ciencia y la 
literatura," in July 2005 at the 77/ Congreso 
Alexander Von Humboldt 2005 — Literatura 
de viajes desdey hacia Latino America, siglos 
XV-XXI, Centro Universitario Hispano 
Mexicano/Universidad Veracruzana, 
Veracruz, Mexico; "De burros y changuitos: 
La idealizaci6n de la vida rural en las 
Selecciones Folkl6ricas Codex (1965—66)," 
at the LASA 2006 Congress, Puerto Rico, 
March 2006; "Yendo y viniendo: el 
Atlantico como espacio de transici6n en la 
literatura de viajes desde y hacia America" at 
the International Congress of Americanists 
52nd Congress in Seville, Spain, July 2006; 
"La representaci6n fotogrdfica de America 
del Sur en la literatura de viajes," at the 
Jornadas Andinas de Literatura 
Latinoamericana 2006 congress in 
Bogota, Colombia. 

Faculty Retirements 

Dr. John D. Norton III, professor 
of political science at LVC since 1971, 
was honored with emeritus status on his 
retirement from the College in August. 
Norton, whose academic interests include 
American politics, political journalism, and 
constitutional law, served for many years as 
chair of his department. He also served for 
several terms on the Board of Trustees and 
was appointed acting dean of the College 
during the 1985-86 academic year. For 
many years, he was the parliamentarian for 
faculty meetings. 

Norton was a frequent commentator 
on local and national politics. His guest 
appeared in 
me Wilmington, 
Del., Sunday 
News Journal-, 
the Journal of 
Commerce; and 
elsewhere. His 
letters to the 
editor have 
been published 
in both The New York Times and the London 
Times. He was an analyst for National 
Public Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting 

Dr. John D. Norton III 

Corporation, and ABC radio, and for many 
years was a bi-monthly guest on The Don 
Bowman Show on WLBR in Lebanon. 

A U.S. Navy veteran, he received his 
bachelor s degree from the University of 
Illinois, a master s degree in East Asian 
affairs from Florida State University, and a 
doctorate in government and public admin- 
istration from American University. He and 
his wife, Phyllis, reside in Annville and have 
a daughter, Brooke. Norton is an avid 
swimmer and plans to travel during his 

Sharon Hall Raffield, associate 
professor of sociology, has been named an 

Jemerita professor. 
During her 16 
years on the faculty, 
she was particu- 
larly interested in 
social work with 
families, cultural 
^^ diversity, gerontol- 
, | ogy, thanotology, 
H and feminism. 
She taught courses 
Sharon Hall Raffield , ^ 

v on these topics 

and on sexuality, child abuse, research 
methods, and social work. 

After graduating from Wheaton College 
in Illinois, she earned a masters degree in 
social work from Washington University in 
St. Louis. From 1972 to 1983, she was 
an associate professor of social work at 
Elizabethtown College, developed the 
social work major, directed the Social Work 
Program, and obtained initial national 
accreditation for it. 

From 1983 to 1985, she was the director 
of the Jackson Area Hospice in Jackson, 
Tenn., and the following year became 
director of the Child Abuse Prevention 
Center in Jackson. From 1988 to 1990, 
she was director of Divorce Visitation 
Arbitration Services, in Norman, Okla. 

At the Valley, she served as director 
of the College s honors program in the 
mid-1990s and chaired the former honors 
council. She was active on the curriculum 
committee, was co-chair of the self-study of 
Academic Services at LVC for the last 
Middle States Accreditation Self-Study, 
and was on the search committee for the 
academic dean. During her career, she 
wrote numerous articles on social work 
and sociology. 

She and her husband, Dr. Barney T. 
Raffield III, professor of business 
administration and coordinator of LVC's 
MBA program, live in Lancaster. They are 
the parents of Mark of San Francisco and 
Kathleen '99 of Stewartstown. The 
Raffields have five grandchildren. 

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Former President Frederick Sample Receives Honorary Degree from LVC 


t Commencement ceremonies 
on May 13, Lebanon Valley 
^.College awarded an honorary 
degree of humane letters to former LVC 
President Frederick Sample '52, H'06, of 
Elizabethtown, who served as the 13th 
leader of the College from 1968 to 1983. 
During his 1 5-year tenure as president 
of LVC, Sample oversaw the construction 
of the Mund College Center, opened the 
Blair Music Center, built the Garber Science Center, and substantially 
expanded the College s residential facilities by creating two new 
student residence halls, Silver and Mary Green. 

In awarding the honorary degree, President Stephen C. 
MacDonald said, "During a period of tumultuous social change 
and political upheaval, Dr. Sample led the College with skill and 
fortitude in an often challenging and rapidly evolving climate for 
higher education. Throughout his tenure, Dr. Sample was a model 

of professional grace, courage, resilience, good will, and good 
humor. His was a steady and guiding hand." 

A native of Columbia, Pa., Sample graduated from Columbia 
High School in 1948. He graduated four years later from Lebanon 
Valley College cum laude. A star athlete at LVC, Sample served 
in 1952 as assistant football coach at the College and took up his 
first teaching position at Annville High School. In 1953, Sample 
moved to Red Lion High School in York County as a teacher and 
administrator while completing his master of education degree at 
Western Maryland College. 

In 1964, at the age of 34, Sample was appointed superintendent 
of schools in the Manheim Township School District. He completed 
his doctorate in education at the Pennsylvania State University 
in 1968, and in that same year he was called to LVC to succeed 
President Fritz Miller who was retiring after an 1 8-year term as 
president. In September 1968, the 38-year-old Sample became the 
13th president of Lebanon Valley College. 

Dr. Daniel K. Meyer '81 

Rachel A. Moore '08 

LVC Welcomes New Trustees 

Dr. Lynn G. Phillips '68 

William Lehr Jr., chair of the LVC Board of 
Trustees, and his fellow trustees welcomed three new 
board members this year. They include a physician, 
an educator, and a current student. It should also be 
noted that Lehr recendy began his second three-year 
term as chair of the board. 

Dr. Daniel K. Meyer '81, from Bethel, graduated 
from LVC with a degree in music before deciding to 
attend graduate school at Thomas Jefferson University 
where he earned his M.D. This dynamic educational 
shift led him to a career as a well-respected physician 
in the field of infectious medicine. 

Meyer is currendy director of the Infectious 
Disease Fellowship Program at Cooper University 
Hospital of the Robert Wood Johnson School of 
Medicine in Camden, N.J. Grateful for the educa- 
tional foundation LVC provided, Dan and his partner, 
Fred Haas, recendy established the "Darrell Woomer 
Diversity Program Endowment." This endowment 
provides support for programs that educate students 
and other members of the LVC community on issues 
and topics related to diversity. 

For Meyer, the appeal of academic medicine is 
that it is a life-long learning environment. He says 
he is challenged daily by the medical students and 
the physicians-in-training he teaches. When he is 
not practicing medicine, Dan plays his Steinway, 
oftentimes in duets with Fred. 

Rachel A. Moore '08, from Mechanicsburg, is 
majoring in both political science and Spanish at 
the Valley. She is in the first year of a two-year term 
and came to LVC after graduating with honors from 
Cumberland Valley High School. 

Moore is director of political affairs for the 

Pennsylvania Federation of College Democrats and 
president of the LVC Democratic Club. A former 
church youth deacon at Silver Spring Presbyterian 
Church, Moore works on the LVC Phonathon and 
has served internships in the United Kingdom House 
of Commons, the Pennsylvania House Legislative 
Research Office, and the Pennsylvania House 
Democratic Campaign Committee. 

Moore is glad that she selected the Valley noting, 
"LVC is such a welcoming place. I love crossing campus 
every day and seeing people I know. I love the openness 
and support of the faculty." 

Dr. Lynn G. Phillips '68 earned a bachelor of 
science degree in elementary education from LVC 
and went on to earn a master of science degree in 
education from Temple University and a doctor of 
education degree in educational leadership from the 
University of Pennsylvania (Penn). She also earned 
both a superintendents letter of eligibility and an 
elementary principals certificate from Penn. 

A lifelong educator, Phillips recendy retired as 
chief administrative officer and senior director, custom 
programs, Aresty Institute of Executive Education, 
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 
where she also served as interim vice-dean, and director, 
during her more than six years at Penn. 

Prior to working at Penn, Phillips was assistant 
superintendent and superintendent of schools for the 
Muhlenberg School District and held several adminis- 
trative roles at the Tredyffrin/Easttown School District 
where she began her career as an elementary teacher 
after graduating from LVC. 

She is married to Dr. Edward L. Phillips and they 
reside in Mt. Gretna. 

Fall 2006 19 

LVC Gives Alumni Awards 

Nine Lebanon Valley College alumni received recognition from their 
alma mater this past june during alumni weekend. the distinguished 
Alumni Award, Young Alumni Award, Carmean Award, Dr. June E. Herr 
Educator Award, Creative Achievement Award, three Alumni Citations, 
and an honorary degree of humane letters [see dr. sample, p. 19] were 
presented to some of our most prominent graduates. 

Distinguished Alumni Award 
Malcolm Lazin '65 

Malcolm Lazin, a member of the Colleges Board of Trustees, majored in 
biology with a minor in chemistry at the Valley. He served as president of the 
Faculty Student Council and as president of his class. He earned a law degree from 
Boston University and eventually became an assistant U.S. attorney in Philadelphia, 
earning the U.S. Attorney Generals Distinguished Service Award in 1972. Lazin 
headed federal grand jury investigations into white-collar crime and later served as 
chair of the Pennsylvania Crime Commission. As his law career developed, he became 
a partner in the Philadelphia firm of Rubin Quinn Moss & Patterson. 

In the 1980s, he was president of Penn's Landing Development Corporation, an 
urban waterfront renewal company. Thanks to his efforts, an area once dominated 
by a trash incinerator and car impound lot became a landscaped riverfront entertainment 
destination. Now, he is a leader in the effort to designate an official residence for 
Philadelphia's mayor. 

While Lazins influence on Philadelphia's landscape is clear, he also has devoted 
his energies to fostering understanding and tolerance in his community and across the 
country as the founder and executive director of Equality Forum, a national gay, 
lesbian, bi-sexual, and transgender civil rights organization. 

Lazin is the executive producer of Jim in Bold, a documentary film about the 
impact of homophobia among teens. Working with WHYY/PBS, he co-produced 
Gay Pioneers, a documentary about the start of the organized gay and lesbian civil 
rights movement. Lazin also produced a documentary, Saint of 9/11, chronicling the 
life of Father Mychal Judge, New York City's Fire Department chaplain, who died at 
the World Trade Center on 9/11. 

Throughout his career, Lazin has received numerous awards for his civic work, 
including the National Education Association's Creative Leadership in Human Rights 
Award in 2005. 

At LVC, he is best known for creating and endowing the Lazin Distinguished 
Leader-in-Residence Series, named for his father, Dr. Norman Lazin '37. Each fall, 
the series brings business and professional leaders to campus for two days of classes, 
discussions, meetings with campus organizations, and interaction with students. 

Young Alumni Award 
Michelle White '95 

Michelle White of Lebanon is an elementary school teacher in the Cornwall 
Lebanon School District. A quadriplegic since a hang-gliding accident in 
September 2001, White has written a book, titled New Opportunities, featuring 
a character named Spiney the Porcupine. Like Spiney, she had to learn new ways 
to write, dial a phone, and brush her teeth. In 2006, she returned to Ebenezer 
Elementary School in Lebanon to teach learning-support classes for fourth- and 
fifth-graders. White's students say she is the best teacher they've ever had. She 
also takes graduate courses and has developed a PowerPoint presentation, Spiney 
Exercises, based on the water-exercise and strength-training program developed by 
LVC athletic staff members Mary Gardner and Rick Beard '90, M'92. 

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Doris E. White '59 

Kimberly Hillman Hughes '82 

Carmean Award 
Doris E. White '59 

Doris White of Ephrata received the Carmean Award after serving the College for 
nearly 20 years as an alumni ambassador. In recent years, she has returned to campus 
to participate in the Senior Send-Off program and to recruit soon-to-be graduates as 
alumni ambassadors. After receiving a degree in elementary education from LVC in 
1959, White went on to earn her masters degree in education in 1963 from Temple 
University. A lifelong teacher, White retired in 1993 after 34 years of work at both 
the elementary and secondary levels. While at the Valley, she was a member of the 
Alpha Zeta Biological Honor Society and was active in many campus organizations 
including: Tri Beta, SCA Cabinet, Delta Tau Chi, Student Educators Association, 
Childhood Education Club, Women's Athletic Association, Color Guard, Elementary 
Education Club, and the Student Faculty Council. In addition to being active with 
both the First United Methodist Church of Ephrata and the Penn Laurel Girl Scout 
Council, White enjoys gardening, hiking, bird watching, and spending time outdoors. 

Dr. June E. Herr Educator Award 
Kimberly Hillman Hughes '82 

Kimberly Hillman Hughes of Wake Forest, N.C., won the Dr. June E. Herr 
Educator Award. Hughes began her career in upstate New York, where, after 
appointments as a substitute teacher and a daycare director, she ran a family 
literacy program in Rochester. Hughes' program, sponsored by the National Literacy 
Foundation, caught the attention of teachers and policymakers around the world. 
She has traveled around the nation to give workshops on her teaching methods and 
welcomes visitors from all over the world to her classroom. In 1996, she and her 
family moved to North Carolina. By 1997, she had received the honor of teacher 
of the year in her school. She was named North Carolina Teacher of the Year in 
May of 1999. In 2001, Hughes was elected to the governing board of the National 
Association for the Education of Young Children, the nations largest and most 
influential organization of early childhood educators. 

Alumni Citation 

Dr. Kenneth L. Laudermilch '65 

Dr. Kenneth L. Laudermilch of New Holland was presented with an Alumni 
Citation for outstanding professional achievements in music. He has enjoyed a 
distinguished 40-year career in instrumental performance, conducting, and teaching. 
For 38 years, Laudermilch served on the instrumental music faculty at West Chester 
University, retiring in 2006. He now plans to focus on writing and conducting, includ- 
ing The New Holland Band, one of the oldest town bands in the United States. 

Laudermilch was the principal trumpet of the Delaware Symphony Orchestra for 
25 years, and has been a regular substitute trumpet with the Philadelphia Orchestra. 
During the past 25 years, he has served as principal trumpet of the Westminster Brass, 
a Philadelphia-based quintet that has performed in more than 50 cities throughout the 
United States and Canada. He also was a founding member of the American Baroque 
Trumpet Ensemble. Laudermilch has been a much sought-after guest conductor with 
county, district, regional, and state school bands, conducting about three annually for 
over 30 years in Pennsylvania and six other states. 

After earning a music education degree at LVC, Laudermilch received a master s 
degree in performance at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and then 
a doctorate of musical arts at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. 

Dr. Kenneth L. Laudermilch '65 

Fall 2006 21 

alumni awards 

John D. Ulrich Sr. 71 

Dr. Rex Herbert 72 

Marylouise Burke y 62 

Alumni Citation 
John D. Ulrich Sr. 71 

John D. Ulrich Sr. was honored with an Alumni Citation for his distinguished 
career in banking. As a senior vice president at Mellon Financial Corporation, he and 
his team propelled Mellon to world leadership in the financial services industry for its 
reconcilement record. He developed a leading-edge program that cut internal losses by 
90 percent in just one year. He also led a program for 3,500 Mellon employees around 
the world to train them in identifying and eliminating financial risks for Mellon. 

At LVC, Ulrich was president of Student Council, active in many other campus 
organizations, and was voted Mr. LVC in 1971. Later, he earned distinction in the 
Pennsylvania National Guard where he served for 21 years, becoming the commanding 
officer of the 28th Signal Battalion, A Company, and retiring with the rank of major. 
He is active in his church, where he is on the Mission Committee, overseeing the 
disbursement of nearly $200,000 per year for worldwide mission work. 

Alumni Citation 
Dr. Rex Herbert 72 

Dr. Rex Herbert, one of the leading orthopedic surgeons in central Pennsylvania, was 
awarded an Alumni Citation. Since 1981, Herbert has been in private practice as owner 
of the Arlington Group, Arlington Orthopedic Clinic in Harrisburg. While his practice 
is quite successful, his caring extends to those who cannot afford medical costs. He was 
instrumental in setting up a clinic for the underserved in Harrisburg. 

The spirit of philanthropy has deep roots for Herbert and his siblings. Herberts 
father, Albert, was a primary force in many charitable endeavors, including building 
the Community General Hospital where Herbert practices. Herbert and his family 
generously supported the renovation and modernization of the Emergency Department, 
which was named in their parents' honor. Herbert's very generous gift to LVC funded the 
nationally acclaimed Herbert Soccer Stadium, named in honor of his parents. 

For 16 years, Herbert has chaired the Orthopedic Residency Program at 
PinnacleHealth Community General Hospital in Harrisburg. Currendy, he is also on 
the staff of the Susquehanna Valley Center, a state-of-the art facility staffed by various 
individual specialties and is a clinical associate professor of orthopedics and rehabilitation 
at The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine at the Milton S. Hershey 
Medical Center. 

After earning a chemistry degree at the Valley, he earned his doctoral degree at the 
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Creative Achievement Award 
Marylouise Burke '62 

Marylouise Burke has fond memories of LVC, and what she remembers best is the 
stage. It was here that she discovered her love of acting, which has taken her far. Last 
June she came back to accept the College's Creative Achievement Award. It wasn't her 
first honor for acting. She won the Drama Desk Award for featured actress for her 
performance in Fuddy Meers. Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire wrote the award- 
winning part of Gertie for her. Burke has also served as Lindsay-Abaire s muse and 
appeared in Wonder of the World. She created the tide role in Kimberly Akimbo, and won 
the Backstage West Garland Award. She has appeared in Charles M. Lee's Wintertime at 
Second Stage Theatre and A Devil Inside at Soho Rep. 

Recent New York performances include the Tony-winning revival of Sondheim's 
musical, Into The Woods, The Chairs, Inherit the Wind, Wyoming, Dark Ride, and Hot 
Keys. She played Miss Framer in the Lettice and Lavage national tour with Julie Harris. 
Regional credits include: Hartford Stage, the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, the 
McCarter Theatre at Princeton, La Jolla (Calif.) Playhouse, and NY Stage & Film. She 
has been featured on NBC's Law & Order and in the TV movies, Diary of a City Priest 
(PBS) and Amy and Isabelle (Oprah Winfrey Presents). Her film credits include: Urbania, 
Meet Joe Black, Celebrity One True Thing, Angie, Jeffrey Series 7, Sideways, and A Prairie 
Home Companion. 

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Designing for Victory 1914-1945: 

Posters from the United States Army 

Heritage and Education Center 

October 20 - December 10, 2006 

George M. Richards, Oh Boy That's the Girl!..,, 1918, offset 

lithographic poster, 40V2 x 291/2 inches, courtesy of the United 

States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, Pa. 

Earth, River and Light: Masterworks 
of Pennsylvania Impressionism 

January 12 - March 4, 2007 

Daniel Garber, Red Hills, 1930, oil on canvas, 

251/8 x 301/8 inches, James A. Michener Art Museum, 

Gift of Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest. 

Carlos Luna: Personal Histories 

March 14 ~ April 15, 2007 

Carlos Luna, Sonador (Dreamer), 2005, gouache and charcoal on 
amate paper, 59 x 47 1/2 inches, private collection. 

36th Annual Juried Art Exhibition 
April 20 ~ May 6, 2007 

Gladys Fencil: The Tradition of Early 
American Decorative Arts 

May 18 - June 24, 2007 

Gladys Fencil, tole painted tray, n.d., 
18 x 26 inches, private collection. 

Call 717-867-6445 or visit 

Gallery Hours: Wednesday, 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. 

Thursday & Friday, i p.m. -4:30 p.m. 

Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. 

and by appointment 

Lebanon Valley College 

class news & notes 

NOTE: All locations are in Pennsylvania 
unless otherwise noted. 


Minna E. Wolfskeil Barnes '34 recently 
sent in a photograph (to the right) of 
herself with four granddaughters. She is an 
economics graduate from LVC. 

Dr. Mark Hostetter '36, H'68 and Ruth 
Keene Hostetter '39, who make their 
home at Cornwall Manor, say "hello" to all 
of their friends. Mark recendy celebrated his 
92nd birthday. They enjoy attending church 
together every Sunday at the Annville 
United Methodist Church. 

Irma Keiffer Shearer '36 and Dr. Daniel 
L. Shearer '38, H'65 celebrated their 67th 
wedding anniversary on June 7, 2006. 

On March 26, 2006, Cordelia Sheaffer 
Felder '37 celebrated her 90th birthday 
with family and friends at the Hotel 

Dr. Mark Hostetter '36, H'68, and Ruth 
Keene Hostetter '39 say "hello" to all of 
their friends. 


Mary Mehaffey Roth '43 was appointed 
Guam Honorary Ambassador-at-Large by 
Governor Felix P. Camacho and Lieutenant 
Governor Kaleo S. Moylan in the capital 
city of Hagatna on March 13, 2006, during 
a return visit to the island. A longtime 
resident of the U.S. territory (1960-2005), 
she is a retired Department of Education 
teacher who now resides in Douglas, Mass. 

April 9, 2006, Sara Koury Zimmerman 

'45 retired as organist at the Waynesboro 
Presbyterian Church. 

Eleanor Frezeman Immler '46 is still busy 
teaching art and music in New Jersey and is 
finally able to take tap dancing lessons. 

Minna E. Wolfskeil Barnes '34 (far left) sent this picture of her with four 
of her granddaughters at her home in Florida. 

On Feb. 17, 2006, Mildred Palmer 
Neideigh '47 and her husband, Roy, 
celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. 

Pearl Miller Siegel '47 reports that her 
children, Thomas I. Siegel y 76 and 
Richard S. Siegel y 77 t and grandchildren, 
David H. Siegel '06 and Daniel S. Siegel 
'08, have followed in her footsteps and 
those of her late husband, Herman R. 
Siegel '50, by attending LVC. 

James L. Barto '49 and his wife, Betty 
Camp Barto '50, were honored with a 
certificate and medallion for their dedication 
and service to the defense of American 
values as veterans of World War II. The 
award was given by Pennsylvania state Rep. 
Mike Turzai. 

Robert P. McCoy '49 is director of Bob's 
Bandits, a band of 62 members ranging in 
age from 1 5 to 93, which performs at The 
Evergreens, The Community House, and 
The Strawberry Festival. Many of the 
members are alumni of Moorestown School 
District where Robert served as band 
director from 1956-1986. 


Doris Eckert Ketner '50 still maintains a 
piano studio, Ketner's Studio, in her home 
in Temple. 

LVC has a strong tradition of legacies, sons or daughters of alumni, fallowing in their 
parents' footsteps. Here are some of the legacies for the Class of 2010 (back row, 1. to r.): 
Stuart Jeffcoat, William Wiest, Justin Geist, Justin Weaber, Patrick Orndorf. Front Row 
(1. to r.): Caitlin Krause, Jaclyn Klinger, Sarah Munz, Kaitlyn Hartman 

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Floyd M. Baturin, Esq., '51 has 

announced the relocation of the law offices 
of Baturin & Baturin, which was established 
in Harrisburg in 1917, and the affiliation of 
five family members with the firm. 

Sara Etzweiler Linkous '51 was elected to 
the Columbia School Board in Lancaster for 
a fourth term. 

On May 13, 2006, former Lebanon Valley 
College President Frederick Sample '52 
received an honorary degree of humane let- 
ters from current President Stephen 
MacDonald during the Commencement 

William R. Shoppell Jr. '53 conducted his 
last concert with the New Jersey Chamber 
Singers, nearly three-and-one-half years after 
accepting the "temporary" assignment. 

Shirley Warfel Knade '56 retired from 
Susquehanna Health System and is living in 

Glenda Wilson Kirker '58 is a second- 
grade teacher at Windrows Elementary 
School, Etiwanda School District, Rancho 
Cucamonga, Calif. 

The Rev. William A. Hower '59 returned 
from a European trip and is serving as 
interim pastor at the Redeemer Lutheran 
Church in Pittsburgh and Trinity Lutheran 
Church in Wexford. 


Harriet Berrier Magee '60 is actively 
retired, helping others, and volunteering in 
the education field. 

In June 2005, Robert C. Musser '60 

retired as director of bands and professor 
of music, and is now professor emeritus at 
University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Wash. 

Patricia Petrullo Wise '60 retired from 
teaching at Fairbanks North Star School 
District in Alaska. She now volunteers at 
West Homer Elementary in Alaska and 
gives music lessons. 

Malcolm L. Lazin '61 is executive producer 
of Saint of 9/11 ', a film about the Rev. 
Mychal F. Judges life. Judge was a chaplain 
of the New York City Fire Department, 
who bent down to deliver the last rites to a 
fallen firefighter, and moments later died in 
the tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001. 

Military Mathematics 


hough he is believed to be Lebanon 

By Pat Huggins 

\%jley College's oldest living veteran of 
-L World War II, Roger Saylor '38 is 

Inclined to disagree. 

"That's very unlikely," Saylor said modesdy. 
"I was one of the youngest in my class (at 
Lebanon Valley). Don't say that I am." But while 
Saylor may be able to dispute that claim, neither 
he nor anyone else can argue that the remarkable 
life he has led makes him one of the College s 
most distinguished graduates. Currendy enjoying 
his golden years in Juno Beach, Fla., the 89-year- 
old Saylor can look back proudly on a life of Dr ' Bo S gr Sa y hr 38 
service to his country as a sailor and of academic and athletic achievements as a 
college professor and historian. 

Savior's amazing journey through life, which began in his birthplace of Reading, 
Pa., picked up in earnest shortly after his 1938 graduation from LVC. A mathematics 
major, Saylor headed from the tiny town of Annville to the University of Illinois in 
1939 and a year later earned a masters degree in economics. He remained at Illinois 
for another year to pursue his doctorate, but with World War II looming, Saylor left 
school and enlisted in the Coast Guard. After eight months of training, he was assigned 
to Landing Ship Tank 70 in the Pacific Ocean and became its engineering officer. 

Savior's experience in the Pacific was both memorable and dangerous; he and his 
shipmates were charged with carrying amphibious troops to the historic battles against 
the Japanese at Guam, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa. "The real heroes were the guys we 
carried there," Saylor said. "A lot of them knew they were never likely coming back." 
But the threat to Saylor and his fellow Coast Guard members was every bit as real, 
despite the fact that the LST 70 was not a prime target for Japanese kamikaze pilots. 
"Each time this happened (a battle), I'd roll out of the sack at 5 a.m.," Saylor said, 
"and hope that when night would fall I'd be able to go back in the sack. If our ship got 
hit, we were goners." 

But fate smiled on Saylor, and he took advantage of its generosity, returning to 
Illinois after the war to finish his doctoral studies. Shordy thereafter, he began a 
34-year stint as a professor at Penn State University, where he taught business, 
statistics, and economics before retiring in 1981. 

"I thoroughly enjoyed my teaching, the students, and my research," he said. 
"But I reached the point where I never wanted to go to another faculty meeting." 

Fortunately, Saylor had plenty of outside interests to keep him busy, including 
something of a second career as a sports historian and author. In addition to serving 
as the official football historian for the PIAA, Pennsylvania's interscholastic sports 
governing body, Saylor published a series of books that contain the all-time records 
for all of Pennsylvania's high school and college football teams and developed a ranking 
system for the state's scholastic football teams known as the "Saylor Ratings." He also 
authored a book on the history of Pennsylvania's railroads, The Railroads of 
Pennsylvania, in 1964. 

And while the memory of his college days are understandably a bit fuzzy — after all 
it has been 68 years since his graduation — Saylor knows that his time spent at Lebanon 
Valley helped prepare him for the remarkable life he has led. "It was a fine small 
college," Saylor said. "It got me well started; that's the way I look at it now. I think 
I came out all right." 

Pat Huggins is a freelance writer from Lebanon and a sportswriter for the 
Lebanon Dally News. 

Fall 2006 25 

class news & notes 

After 23 years, Audrey Wahler Smith '65 

retired from teaching kindergarten at the 
Cranbury School in New Jersey. 

Dr. John "Jack" Gregory '66 is a professor 
of mathematics at the University of Florida 
College of Education. 

On March 31, 2006, Rachel Gibble Irvin 

y 67 retired from AAA Central Penn after 
more than 25 years of service. 

The Rev. Donald B. Kitchell '67 is pastor 
of Life Tabernacle, Gilmer, Texas, and 
assistant board director at Gladewater 
High School. 

In April 2006, Ellen Kreiser Jarrett '67 

was honored as Volunteer of the Year by 
State College Meals on Wheels. 

Deacon Richard W. Wentzel '67 retired 
from Catholic education after 44 years of 
services as teacher, chaplain, and principal 
at Lebanon Catholic High School. He is 
currendy the pastoral associate at 
Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary 

Diane G. Hankinson '69 completed a 
graduate gemologist program at the 
Gemological Institute of America. 

Carl L. Marshall '69 has been elected 
president of the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation 
Association in Harrisburg. 


James M. Rife '70 works in the sales 
department at Olympic Packaging 
Corporation in Winston-Salem, N.C., and 
works part time for the National Basketball 
Association as an observer at the Charlotte 
Bobcat games. 

Susan Dorman Stone '71 is an integrated 
construction data systems administrator for 
E Tropea Building Contractor in Chadds 
Ford, Pa., and Sussex County, Del. 

In 2005, Larry A. Fenner '71 retired from 
the Food and Drug Administration in 
Rockville, Md., where he was a consumer 
safety officer. 

Donna Fluke Osborne '71 is director of 
music at St. David s Episcopal Church, 
Topeka, Kan. She is also an accompanist at 
Topeka High School and a piano instructor 
at Topeka Collegiate School. 

Catherine Johnson Auten '71 retired from 
teaching and is enjoying her retirement in 
Marco Island, Fla. 

Dr. Jane C. Snyder '71 has been promoted 
to provost of the Boston Graduate School 
of Psychoanalysis. 

Jeffrey J. Stock '71 is assistant controller at 
Frankford Candy and Chocolate Company 
in Philadelphia. 

Award-winning Broadway actress Marylouise Burke y 62 (second from right) was 
joined by friends (1. to r.), Chris and David Lindsay- Ab aire, T.R. Knight, Burke, 
and Martin Pakledinaz, at the most recent Tony Awards. 

Chaplain Gary R. Evans '72, associate 
pastor/chaplain at Living Hope Worship 
Center in Swedesboro, N.J., is serving as 
police, fire, and EMS chaplain in Logan, 
Woolwich, Swedesboro, and Greenwich, 
N.J. He recendy became a board certified 
expert in traumatic stress-diplomate, as well 
as achieving certification in acute traumatic 
stress management from The American 
Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. He 
is also a certified traumatic stress specialist, 
an approved trainer in pastoral crisis inter- 
vention and individual crisis intervention, 
a community emergency response team 
trainer/program manager for the New Jersey 
State Police Department of Homeland 
Security, and a certified trainer for the New 
Jersey Police Academy. Evans currendy 
trains pastors, congregations, and emergency 
services personnel in critical incident stress 
management and disaster response. He was 
part of the American Airlines crisis management 
team for 9/11 and the World Trade Center, 
and the Flight 587 crash in New York City, 
and he recendy completed two deployments 
for disaster services following Hurricane 

Beth E. Jones '72 completed 25 years of 
service with United Airlines in 2003, and 
joined the U. S. Department of Homeland 
Security, Washington, D.C., as a public 
liaison officer. 

After 34 years, Allison C. Smith '72 retired 
as a music teacher in the Boyertown Area 
School District. 

Charlene Tice McCabe '72 is director of 
clinical services for Caritas Carney Hospital 
in Boston. 

Clair L. Zeiders '72 has retired from 
Northern Middle School in Dillsburg, after 
teaching music for 34 years. 

Dr. Roger E. Heckman '73 is a technical 
services consultant at Lyondell Chemical 
Company in Houston, Texas. 

Vernon E. Oberdorff '73 is general 
manager at Highland Supply Corporation 
in Madison, N.C. 

Linda Scharf Petrecca '73 is vice president 
of human resources for the YMCA of 
Brandywine Valley in Chester County. 

Lynne Beriont-Virginia '74 has earned a 
professional diploma to practice marriage 
and family therapy. 

In Oct. 2005, Mary DeLoache Jennings 

'74 published a choral review in the ACDA 
Journal and presented a workshop on 
effective scholarship and grant applications 
at the Sigma Alpha Iota National 
Convention in Orlando, Fla. 

26 The Valley 

An Heirloom Reset 

Mark E. Jurman '74 received a graduate 
certificate degree in bioinformatics from 
Northeastern University in Boston. 

Sarah Kuntz Sergesketter '74 was the 

organist for Jasper's St. Josephs Choir for a 
June 2005 tour, during which the choir 
sang in the Salzburg Cathedral in Austria. 

On April 8, 2006, Eileen Briggs 75 
walked down the aisle with her sons, Kyle 
and Troy DiRaddo '09, to marry Kirk 
House. She has taught music in the East 
Pennsboro Area School District for 31 years. 

John G. Fenimore '75 is supervisor of 
English at Colts Neck High School in 
New Jersey. 

Robert E. Johns Jr. '75 is general manager 
at Lookaway Golf Club in Buckingham. 

Kenneth A. Seyfert '75 is the national 
director of the Grace Brethren Investment 
Foundation, Inc., in Winona Lake, Ind. He 
has been appointed to the Indiana State 
National Republican Business Council for 
2005-2006 on behalf of the National 
Republican Congressional Committee, 
Washington, D.C. 

William C. Lippincott '76 is president of 
The VIP Group in Boston. 

The Rev. Nancy L. Miller '76 is a pastor at 
Messiah United Methodist Church in 

Mary A. Beazley '77 is director of liturgical 
music and organist at St. Paul the Apostle 
Church in Annville. 

In 2000, Stephanie Bond Lamm 77 

received a certificate of events management 
from George Washington University. She is 
a certified special event professional and 
has worked as the manager of board and 
committee meetings at the National 
Automobile Dealers Association in 
McLean, Va. 

Robert S. Frey '77 received the prestigious 
Association of Proposal Management 
Professionals (APMP) "Fellow Award" at 
the organizations national conference held 
in New Orleans in May 2006. Fewer than 
30 Fellow Awards have been given during 
the organizations 17-year history. Robert 
was recognized for his contributions to 
professional proposal development for 1 9 
years. He also co-presented a business and 
proposal development training seminar on 
Capitol Hill in Washington, D. C, in June 
2006. Since 2003, he has co-presented 
seminars to more than 1,050 small business 
representatives nationwide. The fourth 
edition of his book, Successful Proposal 
Strategies for Small Businesses, was reviewed 
at in June 2005. 

By Dr. Susan Xifhock 



^ike an heirloom jewel, the Humanities Center 
m given a new setting last summer when landscaping at 
i^J^^mS f he main door was repla 

From the double doors and the length of Maple Street, the view is of 
foundation plantings of new evergreen and deciduous shrubs interspersed with 
showy perennials and annuals. The beds wrap around the sides of the building 
and spread toward College Avenue beneath the existing large pink magnolias. 

At LVC, the summer is relatively quiet and the foliage seasonally lush. 
However, a floristic challenge is to maintain the lively look during the traditional 
school year. The new Humanities additions to the Arboretum have the variety, 
diversity, and color to do just that. Yew, holly, boxwood, barberry, and Russian 
cypress provide the basic foundation of colors though the winter. The 
boxwood is called 'Wintergreen (Buxus microphylla), a low shrub with small, 
shiny leaves. 

Russian cypress {Microbiota stellata), introduced into horticulture only in 
1999, is described as a "low spreading conifer with green feathery foliage 
which turns copper color in winter." Dark green color is provided beneath the 
magnolias by the spiny leaves of 'William Penn barberry and various ground- 
covers. While boxwood and barberry have small flowers and cypress has none, 
two new viburnums show off in spring. 

April brings pinkish-white balls of very fragrant flowers to the Korean spice 
viburnum {Viburnum carlesii). By May, doublefile viburnum {Viburnum 
plicatum 'Mariesii') takes over with clusters of white flowers in two rows along 
the tops of horizontal branches. A little later, a new pink dogwood hybrid, 
Cornus 'Stellar Pink,' anchors a corner, and its flowering period bridges the 
change between spring and summer. 

The summer show includes the thin white racemes of fragrant Sweetspire 
{Itea 'Little Henry), and on the north side, the large pyramidal bunches of 
white flowers on both the tree Catalpa and the shrubby oakleaf hydrangea 
{Hydrangea quercifolid). The hydrangeas' flower clusters dry to beige-purple in 
the fall and make an interesting contrast against the autumn burgundy of the 
leaves. Their neighbors, the smaller fothergilla, add vivid fall yellows and reds. 
On the sunnier southern side, Anthony Waterer Spiraea {Spiraea bumalda) 
makes a summer impact with bright carmine-pink flowers. False spiraea 
{Astilbe X arendsii 'Fanal') echoes the colors of the Anthony Waterer in the 
shadier parts of the garden in early summer. For the mid-to-late summer 
display, yellow and red perennial daylilies, including the workhorse 'Stella de 
Oro,' the blue flower spikes of lilyturf {Liriope), and the rosy blooms of Sedum 
'Autumn Joy make a colorful new look. 

Dr. Susan Verhoek is a professor of biology at Lebanon Valley College 
and the director of the LVC Arboretum. 

Fall 2006 27 

class news & notes 

After 26 years in sales, marketing, and 
brand management, John "J a y" Muldoon 
'77 retired from AT&T and is now an 
independent brand consultant based in 
New Jersey. 

The Rev. Jeffrey A. Whitman 77 is the 

area conference minister for Penn Central 
Conference of the United Church of Christ. 

Richard D. Wong '77 is chief executive 
officer for Gifts In Kind International in 
Alexandria, Va. 

Ronald R. Afflebach '78 is director of 
human resources at PH Glatfelter Pulp & 
Paper in Spring Grove. 

Joan Belas Warner '78 is regional account 
manager for New Jersey and Philadelphia 
managed care accounts at Sanofi-Aventis 
Pharmaceuticals . 

Matthew M. Curtin '79 is chief executive 
officer and managing director at The 
Institute for Integration in Bridgeport, Pa. 

Dr. Nancy Down '79 was appointed head 
librarian of the Browne Popular Culture 
Library at Bowling Green State University. 

Denise Eiler '79 married James Charles on 
April 1, 2006. 


Michael J. Gamier, Esq., '80 has been 
named to the 2005 Honor Roll of the 
American Bar Associations Trial and 
Insurance Practice Section. Michael 
continues to practice law in Virginia and 
the District of Columbia, mainly defending 
product liability and personal injury cases. 

Bruce D. Henning '80 is manager of 
laboratories and stability testing at the 
Bayer HealthCare facility in Myerstown. 

Margaret Miller York '80 is a training 
specialist for Vermont Agency of 
Transportation. She and a co-worker were 
named DMV Team of the Year for 2005 
and the Agency of Transportations Team 
of the Year for 2005 for outstanding work 
in designing and presenting interactive, 
creative employee training programs. 

In May 2005, Christine Yntema Van Dyke 

'80 completed her master's degree in adult 
learning and human resource development 
at Virginia Tech. 

Thomas A. Bowers '81 is a self-employed 
real estate appraiser with Lorenz Associates 
in Hockessin, Del. He serves as scoutmaster 
of Troop 803. 

Brigitte Hansen Boltz '81 is an independent 
licensed massage therapist and an avid 
runner. She lives in Connecticut with her 
husband, Daryl L. Boltz '82, and two 
teenage sons, Nicholas and Joshua. 

Brian E. McSweeney '81 is a mathematician 
for the Defense Department, and his wife, 
Kimberly Haunton McSweeney '82, 

teaches vocal music at Fulton Elementary 
School, Howard County, Md. 

Pamela Shradel Fischer '81 was named 
among the top 35 New Jersey female 
executives by the Executive Women of New 
Jersey organization. She is vice president of 
public affairs and financial services for AAA 
New Jersey Automobile Club and co-chair 
of New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine s 
Transportation Transition Team. 

John P. Short '81 was elected to a fifth 
term as a member of the Lebanon School 
District Board of Directors. He is employed 
as a case manager with Southcentral 
Employment Corporation/Pennsylvania 
Careerlink Partners. 

Eva Greenawalt Bering '82 is vice 
president of resident services with Landis 
Homes in Lititz. She was elected vice 
chair of the Pennsylvania State Board 
of Examiners for Nursing Home 

Sandra Hetrick Smith '82 is director of 
human resources at Bulova Technologies 
EMS LLC in Melbourne, Fla. 

Joanne I. Lazzaro '82 is manager of 
sponsored research and funds administration 
at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los 
Angeles. She is also a member of the Los 
Angeles Flute Orchestra, which just released 
its first CD, The Stroke of Twelve. 

Lewis R. Maurer '82 is director of sales at in New York City. 

Dr. Clifford L. Leaman '83 is a professor 
of saxophone at the University of South 
Carolina. In August 2005, he performed 
concerts and taught master classes in Yantai, 
Tai'an, and Xi'an, China. 

Thomas G. Myers '83 is vice president of 
product management for High Point Safety 
and Insurance Management Corporation in 
New Jersey. He was recendy named 
president of the Casualty Actuarial Society 
for 2006-2007 and will be profiled in the 
May 2007 issue of The Valley. 

Michael L. Seigworth '83 married 
Kenaope Rutang on Nov. 26, 2005. 

Mary Jean "MJ" Bishop '84 recently 
received a faculty award for excellence 
in teaching, research, and service from 
Lehigh University. She teaches courses in 
instructional design, interface design, and 
web site resource development. She has 
worked with colleagues on the development 
and delivery of three new online courses. In 
2004, Mary Jean was named to a Frank 
Hook Assistant Professorship for two years 
for exemplifying the scholar-teacher model 
and contributing significantly to the 
mentoring of students. 

Jennifer Deardorff Atkinson '84 and 

her husband, Chad, welcomed a son, 
Chance Whitmer, into their family on 
Oct. 24, 2005. 

On April 15, 2006, Dorothy "Hope" 
Garling Plank '84 married William David 
Insley onboard the Carnival Liberty in Fort 
Lauderdale, Fla. Hope is the area manager 
for the Florida Institute for Neurologic 

Patricia Green Carmody '84 is an 

operating room nurse at Brunswick 
Community Hospital in Supply, N.C. 

On July 4, 2005, Stacy M. Gundrum '84 

welcomed a daughter, Amanda Diana, from 
Kostanai, Kazakhstan. 

Karen Milliken Young '84 is president of 
HR Resolutions, LLC, in Harrisburg. 

Joseph J. Morrison Jr. '84 is chief 
executive officer at In Source — Shared 
Professional Resources in Morgantown. 

Todd S. Dellinger '85, M'95 is a partner at 
Dellinger, Dolan, McCurdy & Phillips 
Investment Advisors, Inc., in Elizabethtown. 

Allan A. Dutton '85 was named Penn 
Manor School District's Elementary 
Educator of the Year for 2005-2006. 
He has taught music at Penn Manor since 
1 986. In his acceptance speech, he credited 
LVC Music Professor Robert Smith for 
being a major influence on his life. 

Paul M. Gouza '85 is treasurer/office 
manager at Pickering, Corts & Summerson, 
Inc., in Newtown and is a member of the 
firm's board of directors. He was also 
appointed by the Newtown Borough 
Council to represent the borough on the 
Joint Historic Commission. 

John A. Taormina '85 is a lubricants and 
specialties manager at ExxonMobil in 
Beaumont, Texas. 

James A. Bryant '86 is a financial actuary 
at AIG Consultants, Inc., in New York. 

28 The Valley 

Kent D. Henry, Ph.D. '86 is a senior 
research scientist and instruments group 
manager at ADA Technologies in Laramie, 

Theresa Rachuha Leatherhury '86 is a 

member of The Rachuba Group, a family 
real estate development business, in 
Eldersburg, Md. 

Sandra Mohler-Kerschner '87 is president 
of Ira G. Mohler & Son, Inc., in Shillington. 
She and her husband, Barry, welcomed a 
daughter, Valerie Mohler-Kerschner, into 
their family on Dec. 30, 2004. Sandra 
earned the Certified Insurance Counselor 
designation from the Society of Insurance 
Counselors and the Associate in Claims 
designation from the Insurance Institute of 
America. She currently is pursuing the 
Chartered Life Underwriter designation 
from the American College in Bryn Mawr. 

LeRoy G. Whitehead '87 is a principal in 
the West Chester Area School District. 

Suzan Aksar Iscil '88 is a supervisor at 
QVC in Virginia. 

On March 10, 2006, Karen K. Albert '88, 
M'99 and her husband, James W. 
McFadden M'03, welcomed a daughter, 
Heather Kayelyn, into their family. Karen is 
a middle school science teacher in the York 
Suburban School District. 

MUdred "Micky" Hohl '88 is a self- 
employed child therapist in Basalt, Colo. 

Christopher A. Smith '88 is circulation 
director of the Daily Local News in West 

Dave M. Wilson '88 is a self-employed 
music teacher and musician who leads his 
own jazz and Dixieland music groups in 

William R. Adams '89 is a senior research 
scientist at Wyeth in Collegeville. 

Joel A. Kline '89, assistant professor of 
business administration and digital 
communications and director of the Digital 
Communications Program at LVC, will 
serve as the on-site director for the spring 
semester 2007 Study-Abroad Program in 
New Zealand. 

Lisa Mazei Tarabocchia '89 is a physical 
therapist at Extendicare in Edmonds, Wash. 

Douglas L. Nyce '89, '91, '93 is head of 
the music department at Aorere College in 
Papatoetoe, New Zealand. 

Still Love— At Second Sight 

Raymond '39 and 
Dorothy Frey '39 

By Kenya McCullum 

For Raymond and Dorothy Frey — who both 
graduated from Lebanon Valley College in 1939 — 
education has always been a way of life. After 
earning degrees in history and English respectively, 
both went on to pursue their love of teaching. 

"I really did enjoy feeling like I was making a 
difference," said Dorothy, who worked as a teacher for 
25 years. "I loved seeing children's eyes light up and 
helping them." 

Raymond, who was the president of the Literary 
Society as well as an accomplished athlete at LVC, also 
went on to teach briefly before joining the army. He 
served in the 89th Infantry Division in Camp Carlson, 
Colo. It was there that he suffered an injury that gave both teachers serious challenges to face. 
In February 1943, Raymond was setting up booby traps with his platoon for a training 
exercise when one prematurely exploded, completely destroying one of his eyes and leaving 
him blind in the other. Circumstances like these would be trying for any couple. Although 
the Freys had a difficult time adjusting to Raymonds blindness, they both found the strength 
to get through it — and learn a new way of life. 

As Raymond adjusted to life with his disability, Dorothy needed to ease into her new 
role in their marriage. 

"I knew for his sake that I had to start to be more aggressive and take over a lot of the 
business of running a household," she said. "I was interested in helping him to recover, of 
course, and he handled it so well, it was really easy for me after I realized that I could do this." 

Raymond's optimistic attitude enabled him to proceed into work with the blinded 
soldiers at the Valley Forge General Hospital, helping them to adjust to their sightless 
lives by teaching them how to read Braille, walk with canes, and even operate machinery. 
As a result of this work, he became the first president of the National Blinded Veterans 
Association, and an inspiration to those who were living with the same challenges. 

Although Raymond admits that he missed certain activities from his sighted life — 
such as driving a car and playing sports — he had a positive and realistic view of his situa- 
tion, saying, "I just had to make the best of it." 

And the Freys made the best of Raymond's blindness for 50 years: They worked, started 
a family, traveled the world, and built a good life together. They also stayed involved with 
the LVC community by volunteering for alumni events and donating $1,000 annually to 
the 1939 Scholarship Fund. 

Little did they know that another significant occurrence would be coming their way: 
In 1993, Raymond underwent a corneal transplant that restored the sight in his remain- 
ing eye, and once again they had to adjust to a new way of life. Not surprisingly, they 

There's no doubt that the Freys' life together has been a learning experience, and after 
64 years, two children, six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, they relish the 
education life has given them. 

Editors Note: Raymond was inducted into LVC's first Athletic Hall of Fame class in 
1976 and into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame for football and basketball. He and 
Dorothy were each awarded LVC Alumni Citations and she was named one of 
Pennsylvania's Teachers of the Year in 1976. 

Kenya McCullum is a freelance writer based in San Francisco whose work can be 
found at 

Fall 2006 29 

Jn "Harmony, On 

J"* 1 960, the year his LVC 
* I ^\ classmates were graduating 
III and first venturing into 
^S I Lthe wider world, Joseph 
Frazier was already poised to take the 
world by storm. He had left LVC two years 
earlier and had just signed on as the newest 
member of The Chad Mitchell Trio, soon 
to be one of the nation's most popular folk 
groups. At that time — after Elvis Presley and 
before the Beades — folk music 
was king. The Chad Mitchell Trio I 
rose to the top, not only on their 
soaring harmonies, but also on 
their pungent social commentary 
and satire. Frazier, who had been 
a political science and sociology 
major at LVC, pushed hard for 
songs that spoofed groups like the 
right-wing John Birch Society. 

"I liked that there was a strong 
political* social, and humanistic 
message in folk music," Frazier 
said. "Our music reflected that we 
were big on civil rights, religion, and 
peace." In addition to performing at 
all the leading nightclubs, on major 
television shows, and even at the 
White House — twice — the group 
sang in Montgomery, Ala., during the 
civil rights marches and sat at lunch 
counters with their black friends to 
protest discrimination. 

Now, as the rector of St. Andrews Episcopal 
Church in Torrance, Calif., Frazier s deep, 
husky voice is still being heard beyond the 
pulpit. At 69, he sings baritone for occasional 
gigs with the surviving members of his trio 
and with other folk stars, including Peter, 
Paul, and Mary. And, he's still calling for 
social justice, most recendy agitating for 
labor reforms for nurses, hotel workers, and 
janitors as part of the interfaith group CLUE 
(Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice). 

His life has taken some radical twists and 
turns since he was a student at the Valley in 
the late 1950s, but no matter what path he 
has taken, the thread running through his 
music, his politics, and his vocation is this: 

He s never been afraid to speak his mind. 
"I have gone from singing my ideas to people 
to preaching to them," he says. 

Along the way, Frazier recruited a then- 
unknown John Denver to be part of The 
Mitchell Trio after lead singer Chad Mitchell 
left for a solo career. "Denver, later in life, 
made it clear that he got his political 
awareness from me," Frazier says. 

It might have 

been growing up poor in Lebanon that 
fueled his activism, Frazier agreed in a tele- 
phone interview from St. Andrews. The son 
of a steelworker with an eighth-grade educa- 
tion, Frazier was the oldest of eight children 
in "a very loving family," he says. Life was 
hard, but as a child, Frazier loved to sing 
while his father played the guitar. 

He was exposed to both his father's 
Roman Catholic religion and his mother's 
more free-thinking Lutheran faith. Both 
traditions influenced his decision to become 
an Episcopal priest, which allows him to 
strike a comfortable balance between the 
liturgical form of worship he loves and the 
contemporary thought that reflects his 
deeply held convictions. 

As a boy soprano, Frazier made a name 

for himself in Lebanon at Holy Trinity 
Lutheran Church and at St. Luke's Episcopal 
Church. During his teen years, he became a 
committed Christian and even then thought 
he might someday join the clergy. 

With no money for college, he joined 
the Air Force after graduating from Lebanon 
High School in 1954. "I was going to be 
in the Singing Sergeants," he recalls, but 
^^ k instead, his leftist politics landed him 
in the brig. Receiving an honorable 
discharge was a relief. He had served 
enough time to qualify for the educa- 
tional benefits of the GI bill. 

Back in Lebanon County, he 
joined the class of 1960 at LVC. The 
gregarious veteran was elected presi- 
dent of the freshman class. "I had 
a wonderful time there," he says. 
"LVC was a very essential part of 
my life. I loved it. For a college that 
[ size, it really is an exceptional place. 
I met my former wife, Charlotte 
Pierson '58, at LVC, and every 
time I'm back, I make sure I swing 
by the College." He excelled in 
music and theater, singing solos 
and touring with the chorus and 
the glee club (now the concert 
choir). He played "the Gendeman 
Caller" in The Glass Menagerie and fondly 
remembers rock 'n rollin with Charlotte 
to Elvis Presley hits at Hot Dog Frank's on 
Annville Square. 

When Charlotte graduated in 1958, 
Frazier left LVC to follow her north as she 
auditioned for musical theater roles in New 
York; they married in 1959. Eventually, she 
understudied for the Broadway lead in How 
to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying? 
among other credits. He transferred to the 
Hartt School of Music in Haftford, Conn., 
(now part of the University of Hartford), 
where he studied voice and opera. 

Soon, he was landing roles in regional 
theater and summer stock, racking up credits 
in Bells Are Ringing, Brigadoon, and Show 
Boat, among others. Mosdy, he worked at 
the Melody Fair in Buffalo, N.Y., and at 

30 The Valley 


By Lauren McCartney Cusick 

the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. 
Meanwhile, Frazier continued to work as 
a church soloist at Riverside Church in 
Manhattan, where the Rev. Dr. Norman 
Vincent Peale was the pastor. 

In the early 1960s, the folk music scene 
was exploding due to the success of the 
Kingston Trio, although Frazier s musical 
taste ran more to that of friends from upstate 
New York like activist singer Pete Seeger 
and The Weavers. The Chad Mitchell Trio, 
fresh out of Gonzaga University in Spokane, 
Wash., needed a new singer when their 
first baritone went back to college. Harry 
Belafonte had discovered the group and 

When Denver took Chad Mitchells 
place in 1965, the group performed as The 
Mitchell Trio but finally split after two more 
years. Not only was the folk boom of the 
'60s waning, but also Frazier himself was 
going through what he now calls his "hippie 
period." The break-up was "acrimonious," he 
recalls. "They wanted me to tone down the 
politics. I missed a concert, and very rightly 
they decided to kick me out. I'm glad they 
did," he says in retrospect. 

After the break-up of his marriage and 
the trio, Frazier was engaged in some 
serious soul searching when he met Midnight 
Cowboy author James Leo Herlihy on the 

Joseph Frazier: a member of 
The Chad Mitchell Trio, friend of John Denver. . . 
is now an Episcopal priest. 

wanted them to sing backup for his May 
1960 Carnegie Hall concert. He also signed 
them to record for his label, Kapp Records. 

Chad Mitchell and Mike Kobluk had 
auditioned over 100 voices when Frazier 
tried out, but he "clicked" right away. It was 
his big break. A lifetime of singing, plus, 
he points out, his experience singing Bach 
cantatas in the LVC chorus, gave him an 
edge. He won the coveted spot over singer/ 
songwriter Tom Paxton, who has remained a 
friend to this day. 

In 1961, The Chad Mitchell Trio went 
on their first tour with Bob Newhart. They 
later opened for comedian Lenny Bruce and 
sang on The Tonight Show, The Ed Sullivan 
Show, The Bell Telephone Hour, Hootenanny, 
and The Dinah Shore Show. Their first live 
albums were named after two of their favorite 
venues, Mighty Day on Campus (the trio sang 
at many colleges, including LVC, in 1964 
and 1965) and At the Bitter End, the famous 
Greenwich Village club. Blowin in the Wind, 
their first studio album, followed. In all, they 
recorded over a dozen classic albums. Folk Era 
has reissued their first three records on CD. 

Lower East Side of Manhattan. "Like a big 
brother, he took me on, and I moved with 
him to Key West." Frazier also hung out 
with Herlihy s friend, Tennessee Williams. 
After starring with Charlotte in Williams' 
play, Glass Menagerie, at LVC, Frazier was 
amazed that he had the chance to meet the 
famous writer. 

Meanwhile, Herlihy was challenging his 
young friend, asking, "What are you going 
to do with your life? Have you ever thought 
of being a priest?" When Frazier told him it 
had been a lifelong interest, Herlihy replied, 
"Well, we have to get you off to seminary," 
and he helped Frazier to matriculate at Yale 
Divinity School in 1969. 

"Yale was a hotbed of liberalism," Frazier 
remembers. Many students and faculty were 
protesting the Vietnam War, and, true to 
form, Frazier was in the thick of the action. 
At Yale, he was a leader in Students for a 
Democratic Society, the left-wing student 
organization known for its radicalism. On 
May Day, 1970, Frazier was onstage singing 
in "the Yale Whale," (Ingalls Rink) during 
a controversy involving the Black Panthers. 

The Chad Mitchell Trio (1. to r.), Mike Kobluk, 
Chad Mitchell, and Joe Frazier recently performed 
at the Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria, Va. 

Suddenly, he heard a huge blast. "It blew out 
the windows and blew us off the stage," he 
remembers. Miraculously, the two bombs 
that went off in the basement did not hurt 
anyone. The culprits were never found. 

Life was considerably more sedate once he 
was ordained in 1972. The new priest served 
churches in Pennsylvania and Delaware 
before settling down in California, where he 
has been for several decades. 

Frazier was delighted when John Denver 
reached out to reconcile with him after making 
it big as a solo singer. "John was a wonderful 
guy," said Frazier, who double-dated with 
Denver the night the famous singer met his 
future wife, Annie. Later, Frazier was on 
hand to christen the couple's two children. 
He and Denver sang benefit performances 
and remained friends until Denver's untimely 
death in a 1997 plane crash. The only video 
of all four singers from The Chad Mitchell 
Trio performing together was made for a 
PBS reunion special in 1987. 

Nowadays, Frazier tends to his parish- 
ioners and sings on an annual January 
Caribbean cruise with The Chad Mitchell 
Trio as well as at other venues. He lives in 
a Los Angeles house once owned by the late 
Herlihy, and serves with his left-wing intel- 
lectual friends, Pete Seeger, Angela Davis, 
and Noam Chomsky on the Committees 
of Correspondence for Democracy and 
Socialism, planning, he says, with a warm 
chuckle, "for the next revolution" of peace 
and social justice. "Its been a long, strange 
trip," he says of his life. "Fve had a lot of ups 
and downs, but I feel really, really blessed." 

Lauren McCartney Cusick is director of 
media relations at LVC. 

Fall 2006 31 

class news & notes 

Michael J. Pullman '89 is a manager at 
KPMG, LLP, in Philadelphia. He is part of 
the information risk management group, 
advising clients in mitigating risks associated 
with the use of technology in financial 


Arran R. Adams '90 is manager of audit 
advisory services at KPMG, LLP, in 

On Aug. 24, 2005, Laura Baird Henczel 

'90 welcomed a daughter, Katelyn 
Elizabeth, into her home. 

On March 14, 2006, Laura Judd Gingrich 
'90 and her husband, Shawn M. Gingrich 

'90, welcomed their fourth child, Aaron 
James, into their family. 

Michael A. McGranaghan '90 is program 
director at Catholic Charities in Danville. 

Dr. Scott A. Richardson '90 is a middle 
school principal at Milton Hershey School. 
He earned his doctorate in educational 
leadership from Temple University. 

On Nov. 24, 2005, Catherine Wheeler 
Yeagle '90 and her husband, Jeffrey, 
welcomed a daughter, Eliza "Ellie," into 
their family. Cathie is a vocal music teacher 
at Perkiomen Valley School District in 

The Rev. John M. Diller '91 is pastor of 
Upper Spruce Creek Presbyterian Church in 
Penna Furnace. 

On Nov. 10, 2005, Wendy Hal lid ay '91 

married Nathan Liles at the Elvis Chapel in 
Las Vegas. She is the owner and president of 
Metamorphosis Healing Center in Sedona, 

Edwin S. Jones '91 is regional director at 
Youth Advocate Programs, Inc., in 

Sarah Miller Whitworth '91 is a guidance 
counselor for Northampton Area School 
District in Schnecksville. 

Michael J. Slechta '91, M'04 is choir 
director at Trinity United Church of Christ 
in East Petersburg. 

Erika Allen Jucewicz '92 is a third-grade 
teacher at Salford Hills Elementary School 
in Harleysville. 

Scott Askins '92 is dean of students 
at Plum Point Middle School in 
Huntingtown, Md. In July 2005, Scott 

and his wife, Erin, returned from China 
with their daughter, Emma Grace QingYa, 

Dr. Marianne E. Boltz '92 is an assistant 
professor of ophthalmology at Penn State 
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, 
specializing in pediatric optometry and 
low vision rehabilitation. She is currendy 
president of the Central Pennsylvania 
Optometric Association. 

In Dec. 2005, John C. Bowerman '92 

graduated from Duquesne University's 
McAnulty Graduate School of Liberal Arts 
with a masters degree in corporate 

On Aug. 5, 2005, Dr. Sheryl Drake 
Traudt '92, and her husband, John, 
welcomed their second child, Carter John, 
into their family. 

Larry W Fry '92 and his wife, Lynn, wel- 
comed a daughter, Madison Rose, into their 
home on Dec. 14, 2005. 

Thomas J. McClain '92, '94 is a senior 
underwriter at XL Insurance in Exton. 

On Feb. 27, 2006, Tawni Niklaus Thomas 

'92 and her husband, Mark, welcomed a 
son, Ty Stephens, into their family. Tawni is 
home-schooling their other children, Regan, 
Maura, and Mason. 

Dr. Rodney J. Paul '92, an associate 
professor of economics in the Department 
of Finance at St. Bonaventure University 
in New York, has been granted tenure. 

Dr. John Perozich '92, an associate 
professor of biology at Franciscan University 
of Steubenville, has been granted tenure. 

On Nov. 21, 2005, Shawn T. Snavely '92 
and Lori Moyer Snavely '93 welcomed a 
son, Austin Joseph, into their family. Shawn 
is a network administrator for Medcomp in 
Harleysville, and Lori is an instrumental 
music teacher in the Daniel Boone School 
District in Douglassville. 

On March 20, 2006, Kevin L. Stein '92 
was appointed to the Kaltreider-Benfer 
Library Board of Directors in Red Lion. 
The nine-member board consists of three 
other LVC graduates, David N. Fishel '86, 
Dr. Jud F. Stauffer '82, and Carroll 
"Skip" Missimer 76, 79. 

Amy Batman Fallon '93 and her husband, 
Curtis, welcomed a son, Rhyen Conor, into 
their family on May 10, 2005. Amy is a 
principal scientist of the formulations group 
at AAIPharma in Wilmington, N.C. 

Lisa Burke Lee '93 is acting division 
manager at the Pension Benefit Guaranty 
Corporation in Washington, D.C. 

Kelly Connelly Lyons '93 is an instructor 
of visual communications at Lancaster 
County Career and Technical Center in 
Willow Street. 

Lori Day Merkel '93 and her company, 
Innovative Education, Inc., received the 
Virginia Beach Education Association 
Whole Village Award for 2006 in 
recognition of her curriculum design of 
Virginians: First Landing and Beyond. 

John J. DiGilio Jr. '93 is a librarian 
relations manager at Thomson West in 
Los Angeles. 

On Nov. 18, 2005, Theodore A. Jones '93 

and his wife, Jennifer, welcomed a daughter, 
Penelope Claire, into their family. 

On May 10, 2005, Jeffrey L. Manning '93 

and his wife, Rachel, welcomed a daughter, 
Abigail Rebecca, into their family. 

On Feb. 15, 2006, Malissa Noll Weikel 

'93 and her husband, Ken, welcomed a son, 
Trent Thomas, into their family. Malissa is a 
loan specialist at Countrywide Home Loans 
in Wyomissing. 

Connor, Kaylee, and Tyler Burt, triplets of 
Kathy Wolfe Burt '93 and Jeff Burt '94, 

celebrated their second birthday in October 
2006. A new addition, daughter Zoey, 
was added to their family in March 2006. 
Jeff is a vice president in the marketing 
department at Hannover Life Reassurance 
in Orlando, and Kathy, who obtained her 
teaching certificate in secondary mathematics, 
is occasionally substituting in the Orange 
County School District, also in Orlando. 

Ellsworth E. Bergan '94 is a social studies 
teacher at Chesapeake High School in 
Baltimore County, Md. 

Crystal Crownover Doyle '95 and her 

husband, Joseph, welcomed a daughter, 
Ashley Malia, on Nov. 7, 2005. Crystal is 
a resource coordinator at York/Adams 
Mental Health-Mental Retardation in York. 

Douglas C. Hall '94 is a business services 
advisor for Northwest Savings Bank in 

Heather L. Harbaugh '95 is director and 
instructor of paralegal programs at South 
Hills School of Business and Technology in 
State College. 

Tara Koslosky Bradford '95 returned to 
the United States after living in India for 18 
months. She is a program manager at 
Thomson NETg in Baltimore, Md. 

On Oct. 1, 2005, Robert "Bubba" Shaffer 

'95 married Jessica Elizabeth Coleman in 
Honey Brook. Groomsmen included Ross 

32 The Valley 

DeNisco '95, Mark Lapole '95, and Matt 
Campbell '95. 

Angie Shuler Maher '95 is communications 
manager at the American Lung Association 
of Maryland in Hunt Valley. 

Harold L. Spangler Jr. '95 and his wife, 
Marsha Dayan, welcomed a daughter, 
Holland Grace, into their family on 
Jan. 22, 2006. 

Thomas J. Sposito M'95 is the chief banking 
officer at Sterling Financial Corporation in 

Michelle "Shelly" White '95 has written 
New Opportunities, a book for children that 
features Spiney the Porcupine, an animal 
who has an accident resulting in a spinal 
cord injury. Although Spiney finds many 
things difficult at first, she perseveres and 
finds new opportunities, even writing a 
book to help explain her injury to others. 

The story is an account of the author's 
real-life confrontation with disability. As 
a teacher, Shelly needed to explain her 
situation to children. The book, published 
by Trafford Publishing, won the 2006 
Arpeggio Award from PECAN, Inc., and is 
available at 

On March 18, 2006, Sandy L. Bambrick 

'96 married Bill G. Holt in Jamaica. Sandy 
is an analyst at Systems Planning and 
Analysis, Inc., Alexandria, Va. 

Spencer J. Dech '96 is a research biologist 
at Merck & Co. in West Point. He recendy 
co-authored scientific publications in the 
Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and 
the American Journal of Physiology, Heart & 
Circulatory Physiology. He lives in Lansdale 
with his wife, Alysia Chaves. 

Suzanne E. Enterline '96 and Scott M. 
Agi were married in Baltimore, on Sept. 24, 

Susan Fuchs Stull '96, P02, is on a second 
deployment to the Middle East with the 
Naval Expeditionary Logistics Support 
Group Forward Charlie. 

Michael J. Greineder '96 is a software 
engineer at Mission Research in Lancaster. 

Stephen A. Heck '96 is a football coach at 
Albright College in Reading. 

Alexandra Hummer Black '96 is a 

registered nurse at Reproductive Science 
Institute in Wayne. 

Todd Quinter '80 

It is not an easy life. The hours are long, the 
travel is grueling, and the pressure can be 

But Todd Quinter '80 wouldn't have it any 
other way. It is the life he has chosen and grown to 
love over the past 20 years. And if he has anything 
to say about it, it always will be just like this. 

Quinter, you see, doesn't just have a job, he 
has a career he is passionate about, and one that is 
more than a little fun and rewarding. 

A former basketball standout at Lebanon Valley, 
Quinter has parlayed his love and knowledge of the 
sport into an enormously successful 20-year career 
with the NBAs Phoenix Suns. Since joining the team as its video coordinator in 
1986 following a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Scottsdale Community 
College in Arizona, Quinter has risen through the organization to become an 
advance scout. In 2000, he added the title of assistant coach to his numerous 
scouting duties. 

Recently, Quinter may have reached the pinnacle of his professional career 
when he returned from a three-week stint as an advance scout for Team USA that 
took him to China and Japan and allowed him to assist the U.S. squad in its quest 
to bring home the gold at the World Basketball Championships. 

"It was a terrific experience," said Quinter. "I was in China for about seven 
days and in Japan for the rest. And the last four days I spent with the team. It was 
terrific, a lot of fun." 

That description could apply to Quinter's entire career with the Suns. While 
the nature of coaching and scouting is such that switching jobs every few years is 
the rule and not the exception, the Phoenix organization has become such a huge 
part of Quinter's life that he can't imagine ever wanting to leave. 

"It's very, very uncommon for someone to be with an organization as long as 
I have," said Quinter, who resides in Phoenix with his wife, Kimberly, and three 
children, Adam, Jake, and Olivia. "I've been so fortunate to be able to do that. I've 
had friends that have had to move their families four or five times in the past 20 
years. I am extremely loyal to the Suns and really happy with what I do. Unless 
they kick me out the door, I don't plan on going anywhere." 

Quinter also remains fiercely loyal to his alma mater. During his stay in Japan, 
he and his wife stumbled upon a Tokyo clothing store that sold, among other 
things, sweatshirts from the U.S., including, believe it or not, those of a certain 
Lebanon Valley archrival. 

"I was looking through a rack of shirts and saw about 10 with "Franklin and 
Marshall" on them," Quinter laughed. "I couldn't believe it! When I was at LVC, 
I couldn't get away from them, we could never beat them, and sure enough I walk 
into a store in Tokyo and there they are again. The lady at the cash register asked 
me if I wanted to buy one, and I just held up my fingers in a cross and said, 'No, 
no. I wouldn't do that.'" 

Pat HuggJns is a freelance writer from Lebanon and a sportswriter for the 
Lebanon Daily Ne\ 

Fall 2006 33 

A Witness for Science 


By Kenya McCullum 

tien Bryan Rehm '98 graduated from Lebanon 
Valley College with a bachelor's degree in 
physics and a teaching certificate, he had no idea 
that his love for education would propel him into the 
middle of a lawsuit that pitted religion against science. 

But that's exactly what happened shortly after Rehm 
began teaching at Dover High School, when the school 
board announced that it wanted biology teachers to 
include the concept of Intelligent Design in their lesson 
Bryan Rehm y& plans alongside Darwin's theory of evolution. As a man 

of science, the idea of teaching an inherently religious concept in a biology class 
did not sit well with Rehm, nor did he want his own children to learn this in 
public school. 

"Living in the district and having children in the district meant that if the 
curriculum changed, my children were going to be taught that the religious 
concept of creationism is a valid scientific theory," he said. 

His colleagues at Dover High School felt the same way about the curriculum 
change, and thus a lengthy battle started between the school board and the 
teachers. If you are picturing genteel intellectual debates among educators, think 

; I feel that the need to protect our 
religious liberties and religious 
freedom is very important," 

again. Rehm said that the discussions were often incendiary and led to personal 
attacks on his character and belief system — the word atheist,' among others, was 
bandied about, which was ironic considering Rehm is not an atheist. In fact, he 
is a religious man who is active in his church and runs Vacation Bible School. 

But the battle did not end with the school board. When the two sides were 
unable to reach an agreement, Rehm and 10 other Dover residents filed suit to 
keep Intelligent Design out of the science curriculum. The debate was not 
confined to the classroom — Rehm recalls being confronted and insulted in 
public. In addition, students became downright belligerent in the classroom 
when they learned of his involvement in the debate. 

Ultimately, the court sided with Rehm and his colleagues, keeping 
Intelligent Design out of Dover's science classrooms. Despite the amount of 
strife the episode caused for several years, he said the outcome made it all worth- 
while, because the court's decision goes a long way toward preserving religious 
freedom as well as intellectual growth. 

"The end outcome of the lawsuit and the filing is really the protection of 
religious liberty — the fact that I'm allowed to have my religion and members 
of the board are allowed to have their religion. The local government can't say 
that one person's religion is better than another person's religion," said Rehm. 
"I feel that the need to protect our religious liberties, and religious freedom is 
very important." 

Kenya McCullum is a freelance writer based in San Francisco whose 
work can be found at 

class news ef* notes 

William E. Kesil '96 and his wife, 
Kimberly, welcomed a daughter, Morgan 
Anna, into their home on March 3, 2006. 
William is a global senior study data 
manager at Roche in Nutley, N.J. 

On Sept. 18, 2005, Donald J. Klunk '96 
and his wife, Lynne Morrell Klunk '96, 

welcomed a daughter, Sarah Elizabeth, into 
their home. 

Emedio V. Marchozzi '96 is a QC actives 
laboratory supervisor at Adhesives Research 
in Glen Rock. 

Diane Porter Ford '96 is a student at the 
University of Pennsylvania's School of 
Veterinary Medicine. She and her husband, 
Robert D. Ford '98, reside in 

Amy B. Shollenberger '96 is policy 
director at Rural Vermont in Montpelier, Vt. 

Brain T. Stover '96 is a principal sales 
consultant at Oracle Corporation in 
New Jersey. 

Nicole L. Adams, Esq., '97 is a 

deputy attorney general with the Office of 
Attorney General, Commonwealth of 
Pennsylvania, in the health care section of 
the Public Protection Division. 

John M. Black '97 is a software engineer at 
Fiberlink Communications Corporation in 
Blue Bell. John is a member of the 
Department of Liturgical Music at the 
Orthodox Church in America, and he 
assists with typesetting music for various 

Brian J. Kampf '97 is a special education 
teacher at the Valley Day School in the 
Philadelphia School District. 

On April 8, 2006, Martha R. Mains '97 
married Michael B. Lobaugh '99 in 
Chambersburg. The wedding party included 
matron of honor Cathleen Damms 
Ketterer '97, bridesmaid Dr. Sarah E. 
Eckenrode '97, and best man Johnathan P. 
Lobaugh '04. 

Michael S. McGreevy '97 is director of 
business operations for Comcast Cable 
Communications, Inc., in Rockville, Md. 

Susan McCurdy '97 is a biology teacher 
at Manheim Central High School. 

On Sept. 26, 2004, Sharon Possessky 
Krock '97, and her husband, Brad, 
welcomed a son, Alan Francis, into their 
family. Sharon is a staff scientist at 
Schnabel Engineering in West Chester. 
She earned Professional Wetland Scientist 
(PWS) certification from the Society of 
Wetland Scientists. 

34 The Valley 

Ana Prewitt Rodriguez-Farr '97 is a 

clinical liaison with Publicis Selling 
Solutions and Reckitt Benckiser, marketing 
a medication for opiate addiction. 

Jeffrey C. Raber '97 is chief chemist at Al 
Intermediates, Inc., in Pasadena, Calif. 

Dawn M. Redensky '97 married John R. 
Zatorski on Oct. 15, 2005. Dawn works in 
the Lebanon School District. 

Jill Trenn Wenner '97 is an impaired risk 
underwriter at BISYS Insurance Services in 

On Feb. 14, 2006, Charles W. Ulrich '97 

and his wife, Gail, welcomed a son, Cole 
William, into their family. 

On July 11, 2005, Willy M. Carmona '98, 
and his wife, Elizabeth Masessa Carmona 
'98, welcomed a daughter, Autumn 
Elizabeth, into their family. 

On April 3, 2006, Lisa Epting Underwood 
'98 and her husband, Craig A. Underwood 

'99, welcomed their third child, Jacob 
Matthew, into their home. Lisa is a part- 
time library assistant at Lehigh Carbon 
Community College, and Craig is the 
media services manager at Moravian 

Dr. Maria Jones '98, M'02 is an assistant 
professor of elementary and early childhood 
education at Millersville University. 

On Sept. 24, 2005, Lisa Kostura '98 

married Drew Smithson. Lisa is a research 
specialist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, 

Mitchell E. Mathias '98 is an editor/ 
director at WITF-TV in Harrisburg. 

Alexander T. Meyer '98 is an account 
manager at Esko-Graphics in Cornelius, 

Meiko Mori '98 is a school psychologist 
at Miami-Dade County Public Schools in 

Melissa Patterson Sciotto '98 is a fifth- 
grade teacher in the Souderton Area School 

On Nov. 26, 2005, Melissa-Ann Pero '98 
married Michael A. Bodan '00. Many LVC 
graduates were in attendance including 
bridesmaids Jennifer Calabrese Danko '97 
and Cathleen Damms Ketterer '97, best 
man Michael D. Washkevich '98, grooms- 
man Douglas P. Calaman '99, and guests 
Michael B. Danko '97; Karen L. 
Hendricks '02; Willy M. Carmona '98; 
Elizabeth Masessa Carmona '98; Jason C. 
Baab '03; Amy N. McLaughlin '03; James 
R. Bedorf '97; and Jason H. Drayer '98. 

Melissa is an English teacher at Bermudian 
Springs High School in York. 

Jeanne Reider Weil '98 is an environmental 
compliance officer for New Morgan 
Borough in Morgantown. 

Dr. Matthew C. Schildt '98 is an assistant 
professor of music at Adams State College 
in Alamosa, Colo. 

James S. Stansfield Unger '98 is a fourth- 
grade teacher at Austin Elementary School 
in the DeKalb County School System in 
Dunwoody, Ga., where he received the 
2006-2007 Teacher of the Year Award. 

On Jan. 13, 2006, Anthony J. Thoman '98 
and Kara Nagurny Thoman '00 welcomed 
a son, Aidan Joseph, into their home. 
Anthony is a chemistry teacher at 
Cumberland Valley School District in 

On Oct. 25, 2005, Jodi Weindel Horst '98 

and her husband, Jeffrey, welcomed a son, 
Zachary Jay, into their family. 

Michelle L. Weinert '98 is a procurement 
analyst at the Defense Logistics Agency in 

Jessica L. Bostdorf '99 has been named 
director of major gifts for LVC. 

On May 15, 2005, Melissa K. Brecht '99 

married Mark Mullen. Melissa works in 
human resources for the Pennsylvania 
Department of Transportation in 

Beth Curley Myers '99 is an internal sales 
manager at Lincoln Financial Distributors 
in Philadelphia. 

On Oct. 12, 2005, Alicia Harvath Flory 

'99 and her husband, Donald, welcomed a 
son, Hayden Lucas, into their family. Alicia 
is a fiscal technician for the Pennsylvania 
Health Care Cost Containment Council in 

Jody Jacobetz Huber, Esq., '99 is the 

director of Pro Se Services for the Family 
Court of the State of Delaware. She was 
selected to give the new attorneys' address at 
the 2005 Delaware Bar Admission 

Jerome Alexander Lang '99 is a web 

systems engineer at Carnegie Mellon 
University in Pittsburgh, where he completed 
a master of science degree in information 
technology. He and his wife, Melanie Good 
'99, have two daughters, Sarah, 4, and 
Ashley, 2. 

G. Scott Myers '99 is a certified public 
accountant for Rosenbluth, Corsarico and 
Matz in Norristown. 

In June 2006, Dr. M. Joshua M. 
Shellenberger '99 graduated from his 
internal medicine residency at Geisinger 
Medical Center, where he received the 
Intern of the Year Award his first year and 
Resident of the Year Awards in his second 
and third years. He will be the chief 
resident in internal medicine at Geisinger 
Medical Center from July 2006 to June 
2007 before he begins a gastroenterology 

Lisa M. Speck '99, owner of SkinDeep 
Studio in Lebanon, is an intensive case 
manager at Keystone Mental Health 
Services in Harrisburg. 

Glenn P. Vaughan '99 is a math teacher for 
the Sullivan County School District in Laporte. 

Robert E. Wentzel Jr. '99 and his wife, 
Kimberly, welcomed a son, Zachary Ryan, 
into their family on July 12, 2005. Robert is 
an intensive case manager for Lancaster 
County Mental Health/Mental Retardation. 


On April 16, 2005, Alisan S. Davis '00 

welcomed a son, Elliott Lehn. Alisan is a 
support coordinator at Lancaster County 
Mental Health/Mental Retardation. 

Laura A. DeGraff '00 is an account 
executive at GSI Commerce in King 
of Prussia. 

Maria E. DeLiberato, Esq., '00 is an 

assistant state attorney for the Miami-Dade 
State Attorneys Office in Florida. 

On Jan. 6, 2006, Heather Gateau 
McEndree '00 and Brandon W. McEndree 

'02 welcomed a son, Connor Thomas, into 
their family. Heather is a music teacher at 
West Frederick Middle School in Maryland. 
Brandon is a reading intervention teacher at 
Walkersville Middle School. 

Dr. Gregory D. Kohler '00 was awarded 
the doctor of osteopathic medicine degree 
from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic 
Medicine on June 4, 2006. He is currendy 
doing an internship at Community General 
Osteopathic Hospital in Harrisburg. 

Paula Lebo Berger '00 is an executive 
assistant for the Evangelical Lutheran 
Church in America in Chicago, 111. 

Eric M. Martin '00 is chief information 
officer at Mrs. Fields Famous Brands in Salt 
Lake City, Utah. 

Justin P. McMaster '00 is the manager of 
operations finance at Cambrex Bio Science, 

Fall 2006 35 

Traditions of the Valley: 

The Annual Murder 

By Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97 

Boy courts girl. Roommate steals girl from boy. Boy becomes violently 
angry and declares revenge. A struggle ensues, and the boy shoots the 
roommate in a drunken, jealous rage. As the criminal flees the scene, 

citizens split their efforts between attempting to save the victim and hunting 

down the culprit. 

No, this is not the storyline of a modern-day detective show, but the 

simple plot of an intricate prank set to initiate Valley freshmen of the early 

to mid- 1900s. 

Known as the Annual 
Murder, this elaborate hoax 
was a complex and collaborative 
prank carried out by upperclass- 
men, faculty, and administrators, 
as well as Annville residents. 
Even the local law enforcement 
officers had a hand in convincing 
freshmen that the ketchup- 
stained body they had witnessed 
being rushed to the hospital 
was truly a victim in need of 
their immediate blood donations. 
Credulous students would pile 
into cars, desperate to provide 
aid to the victim, while others 
painstakingly scoured campus 
for the murderer. Often hidden 
out of sight by faculty or members 
of the Annville community, 
this lead prankster would keep 
himself secreted until the time 
of his "reveal." 

This forties era yearbook photograph shows 
students planning the Annual Murder. 

Starting with a gun placed outside an open window facing the "crime 
scene," junior sleuths would gather clues and provide evidence for a mock trial 
held in the chapel. According to College history, even Mike Smith, a soft drink 
salesperson from Railroad Street known for taking a correspondence course in 
the science of detection, was brought in as an expert witness. The mock trial 
would finally come to a close as the "ghost" of the "murdered" student would 
appear unharmed and greet the freshman class with good wishes for an 
enjoyable academic year. 

Even though this prank became well known, unsuspecting freshman still 
fell victim to this curious custom until the mid-1950s. The tradition of the 
Annual Murder was called off when World War II soldiers began returning to 
campus. The theme of disloyalty between roommates concerned them, and the 
administration started to fear for real student injury. 

For more stories and information about the Annual Murder and other 
College lore, please visit the "L-online" at 

Jasmine Ammons Bucher '97 is part of the creative team in the LVC 
Office of College Relations and an adjunct instructor in the Department 
of English. 

class news denotes 

On March 11, 2006, Amanda Ott 
Templeton '00 and her husband, Jeffrey 
M. Templeton '98, welcomed a son, Chase 
Noah, into their family. 

On Oct. 12, 2005, Marcia Reed Weist '00 

and her husband, Michael, welcomed a son, 
Lukas, into their family. Marcia is a third- 
grade teacher for the Upper Deerfield 
Township Schools in New Jersey. 

On Sept. 23, 2005, Carrie M. Smeltzer '00 
and Daniel Boyer were married. Carrie is 
pursuing a masters degree in business 
administration at LVC and is a project 
coordinator at Woodland Contractors, Inc. 

Amanda L. Snoke, Esq., '00 graduated 
from Widener University School of Law 
in May 2005. She is practicing labor/ 
employment law, estate planning, and 
general civil litigation with the Law Office 
of Joseph C. Korsak in York. 

Kelly Sonon Achenbach '00 is a reading 
teacher for the Exeter School District in 

Heather Strunk Hodgdon '00 is a music 
teacher for the Pottsgrove School District 
in Stowe. 

Jessica A. Thrush '00 is a senior technical 
service chemist at Bostik, Inc., Wauwatosa, 

Kristina M. Windish '00 is a lab services 
representative at Lancaster General 
Hospital, where she is also studying cardiac 


Jesse S. Ashcroft M'01 is a vice president 
and trust officer at Hershey Trust Company. 

On July 23, 2005, Michael J. Brimmer '01 
and Rachel L. Shafer '03 were married in 
Cornwall. Michael is a music teacher at 
Marian Catholic High School in 
Hometown. Rachel is a music teacher in 
the Hazelton Area School District. 

Jeremy F. Brodt '01 is an aquarist at the 
New England Aquarium in Boston. 

Kristin DeFrehn '01 is a quality assurance 
officer with the Pennsylvania Emissions 
Team in Harrisburg. 

Melinda Etschman Down '01 is a senior 
actuarial analyst at the Republic Group in 
Dallas, Texas. 

36 The Valley 

On Jan. 25, 2006, Debra M. Feldman '01 

married Robert Salvatore. Debra is an 
English teacher for the Washington 
Township Board of Education in New 

On Sept. 3, 2006, Parrish J. Fessler '01 
and Stacey Ann Stinson '01 were married 
at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, 
Md. Parrish is a developer/designer at 
Datatel in Virginia, and Stacey works at 
Datatel as a project leader. 

Christopher J. Guerrisi '01 is a writer for 
the Republican Committee in the 
Pennsylvania Senate. Chris is also a member 
of a local band, Something Fluid, LLC. 

Amanda L. Holmes '01 is a therapeutic 
mentor for Providence Service Corporation 
of Maine. 

Amy E. Lyons '01 is a manager at 
Pharmaceutical Product Development in 
Blue Bell. 

Denise C. Nelson '01 is an industrial 
engineer for The Hershey Company. 

Desiree M. Nemec, Esq., '01 is an attorney 
at Modey Rice, LLC in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. 

On June 18, 2005, Eric S. Shrader '01 and 
Dr. Amy L. Zellers '00 were married in 
Miller Chapel at Lebanon Valley College. 
Members of the bridal party were Mark P. 
Mehlmann '01, Brian N. Zellers '02, 
Trisha Fatula Zellers '02, Kendra L. 
Atkinson '02, and Dr. Jennifer Smith 
Ruth '98. Amy is a family practice medical 
resident for PinnacleHealth Services in 
Harrisburg, and Eric is an emotional 
support teacher at Central Dauphin East 
High School. 

In the spring of 2006, Drew R. Smith, 
Esq., '01 completed a law degree and a 
masters degree in public administration 
from the University of Pennsylvania. He 
accepted a management position with the 
U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services, working in their Terrorism and 
Emergency Response Unit. 

Amy Stack Rovers '01 is director of human 
resources at HCR ManorCare Health 
Services in Lebanon. 

Elizabeth Stokes Wilcox '01 is an associate 
veterinarian at Bath Veterinary Hospital in 
New York. 


Diana D. Bashinsky '02 is a licensing 
agent at the Schuylkill County Treasurer s 
Office in Pottsville. 

Susan K. Borelli M'02 is vice president of 
major gifts at the Caron Foundation in 

Daniel P. Brown '02 is an account manager 
at Advertising Specialties Institute in 

On July 23, 2005, Bryan J. Dettrey '02 
and Crystal Miller '02 were married in 
Sellersville. Crystal is a third-grade teacher 
at Oxford University School in Massachusetts. 

Tara Drumheller Derr '02 and William V. 
Derr '02 are completing their fourth year as 
music teachers in Charles County, Md. 
They are both enrolled in the Master of 
Music Education program at LVC. 

Mark W. Ely '02 is marketing and business 
development manager at Hershey Federal 
Credit Union. 

On Sept. 24, 2005, Adam L. Feltes '02 
married Alisha F. Leavelle '05 in Cape 
Charles, Va. 

Michael R. Floyd '02 is an account 
executive with Capital BlueCross where he 
has worked for 10 years. Prior to that, he 
owned an insurance agency for 1 5 years. 

On April 14, 2006, George F. Griffo '02 
married Leanne E. Hennion '02. Leanne is 
a music teacher for the Central Dauphin 
School District in Harrisburg. 

Sara G. Hodon '02 is member services 
director for the Schuylkill Chamber of 
Commerce in Pottsville. 

On June 25, 2005, Chad M. Hoofhagle 
'02 married Allison R. Reddy '04. Chad is 
a district coordinator at Kraft-Nabisco in 
Reading. Allison is a special education 
teacher for the Tulpehocken School District 
in Reading. 

Lisa M. Keammerer '02 is an inside sales 
associate at South New Jersey Internet 
Providers in Pennsauken, N.J. 

Khris A. Koelsch '02 was selected 
2005-2006 Teacher of the Year by the 
Collingswood School District Board of 
Education in New Jersey. He was presented 
with a certificate of achievement at an 
awards ceremony and honored at a 
luncheon. He has taught special education 
and gifted/talented students at Collingswood 
for two years. Stephanie Lezotte Koelsch 
'02 is an adjunct instructor in composition 
at Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. 

Rachel R. Luckenbill '02 is an adjunct 
instructor in English at Lebanon Valley 

On May 20, 2006, Michael D. Martin '02 
married Joey Deatricks in Hanover. Michael 
is an administrative deputy for the Register 
of Wills in Baltimore County, Md. 

John McGlinchey '02 wrote, produced, 
and engineered a song titled, Baby y that 
was released on The Roots album "Game 
Theory" for Def Jam Records. He also sings 
the hook for another song on the album 
and resides in Berkeley, Calif. 

On May 28, 2005, Jennifer A. Newcomer 

'02 married Brent Stahlnecker in 
Watsontown. Jennifer is a benefits analyst 
at Loma Linda University Health Services 
in California. 

Amber A. Shotwell '02 is a presentation 
specialist/coordinator at Lennar Homes in 
Ft. Myers, Fla. 

David R. Warner '02 is a law clerk for 
Justice J. Michael Eakin in the Pennsylvania 
State Supreme Court. 

Jennifer Wetzel Neidig '02 is senior 
managing editor at Idea Group Inc. in 

Dr. Jessica Zarko Luke '02 graduated from 
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine 
and plans to enter the specialty of pathology. 
She is a naval officer at the Naval Medical 
Center in San Diego. 


Nicole B. Blackwell '03 is a criminalist, 
trace evidence, at the Kansas City, Mo., 
Police Crime Lab. 

Jacklyn J. Ebert '03 and Eric R. Kratz '04 

were married on June 10, 2006. Thirty LVC 
alumni and current students attended the 

Fall 2006 37 

class news & notes 

Laura A. Filizzi '03 is a human resource/ 
public relations administrator at National 
Construction Rentals in North Carolina. 

On Dec. 17, 2005, Amy Fisher '03 
married Jozsef Mojsza in Friedensburg. 
Classmates Sean Burkhart '03, Rachael 
Walker '03, and Eric Laychock '03 were 
part of the wedding party. Amy is resturant 
manager for Wild Wing Cafe' in Hilton 
Head, S.C. 

Amanda K. Fogle '03 earned a doctorate 
in physical therapy from Shenandoah 
University in 2005. She is a physical 
therapist at Washington County Hospital, 
Hagerstown, Md. 

On Oct. 22, 2005, Rachel Frost '03 
married Roger A. Snyder. Rachel is a choir 
director for the Sing for Joy Choir in New 
Jersey, and she also teaches private voice 

Jennie Fulmer Capwell '03 is a claims 
specialist at Armstrong World Industries, 
Inc., in Lancaster. 

On May 20, 2006, Amanda M. Ill '03 
married Brennen James Snyder at the 
Fontana Union Chapel in Lebanon. 
Included in the wedding party were 
Jennifer L. Gehman '03 and Stephanie 
L. George '03. 

Rebecca J. Kantner '03 is a client services 
representative for the Allentown branch of 
Fisher Clinical Services, Inc. 

Amber Keefer Lane '03 and her husband, 
Jesse, welcomed a son, Conner Michael, 
into their family on May 18, 2006. 

Amanda Kelly Smith '03 is a learning 
support teacher in the Palmyra School 
District and is pursuing a master s degree 
at Penn State. 

Laura Klabunde '03 is marching band 
director and elementary instrumental 
teacher for the Easton Area School District. 

Erin L. McGeorge '03 is a controller 
trainee for Aramark Uniform Services in 
Union, N.J. 

Elizabeth R. Pierce '03 is a store sales 
manager at the Bombay Company in 
Wilmington, N.C. 

Dr. Megan E. Polak '03 is a physical 
therapist at Shriners Burn Hospital for 
Children in Galveston, Texas. 

On March 14, 2005, Kristie Ritter Grier 

'03 and her husband, Andrew, welcomed a 
daughter, Samantha Delilah, into their 

Lekesia D. Smith '03 is a Spanish teacher 
for the Baltimore City Public School 
District in Maryland. 

Michael J. Williams '03 is a second-grade 
teacher at Mountain View Elementary 
School in Harrisburg. 

Brian Yingling '03 is arena manager and 
youth coach at the Skating Rink In-line 
Hockey Association in Colorado. 


Michael F. Bifano '04 is a high school 
teacher in the Lebanon School District. 

Lauren M. Davis '04 is teaching elementa- 
ry general music and high school percussion 
for the East Stroudsburg School District. 

Ryan J. Derfler '04 received the 2006 
Service to Mankind Award by the Hershey- 
Palmyra Sertoma Club for his efforts in 
establishing the Bridge of Hope in Lebanon 
County to help end homelessness. 

On May 27, 2004, Julia C. Howell '04 
married Jeffrey M. Zelinske in Red Lion. 
Laura Poff Lenker '04 was in the wedding 
party. LVC professors Dr. Rebecca B. 
Lister and Dr. Shelly B. Moorman- 
Stahlman were ceremony musicians. Guests 
included Daniel A. Komorowski '04, 
Lindsay Maus Psulkowski '04, Jeremy M. 
Rea '04, and Dr. Dennis Sweigart. 

David B. Kline '04 is a desktop/laptop 
support administrator at Bucknell 
University in Lewisburg. Prior to this, 
David was a systems administration 
assistant at LVC. 

On May 6, 2006, Jeffrey S. Kline '04 
married Jenna L. Micozzi '03. He is a sales 
representative at Cintas in York, and she is 
teaching ninth- and lOth-grade learning 
support at Hempfield High School in 

On Feb. 4, 2006, Jessica L. Korpas '04 
married Michael DaSilva in Livingston, 
N.J. The bridal party included LVC alumni, 
Mary A. Corbett '04, Kelly L. Stauffer 
'04, Aimee Convery '99, and Drew 
Smith '01. 

Michael "Casey" Long '04 is the executive 
director of the Pennsylvania State Senate 
Labor and Industry Committee. 

On Dec. 10, 2005, Kristen A. McManus 
'04 married Joshua Cohen in Ellicott City, 
Md. Kristen is a language analyst at the 
Department of Defense in Washington, D.C. 

Abby M. Pfingsd '04 is a second-grade 
teacher at Rolling Ridge Elementary in 
Ashburn, Va. 

Cindy L. Progin '04 has been named 
director of advancement research for LVC. 


Andrew C. Gena '05 is an audio specialist 
with WITF-FM (89.5) in Harrisburg. 

Lena V. Lewars '05 is a learning and gifted 
support teacher for the Harrisburg School 

Janelle L. Luckenbaugh '05 is a certified 
public accountant at Sarfino and Rhoades 
in North Bethesda, Md. 

On Dec. 17, 2005, Kristina M. Macaluso 
'05 and Ryan Ogurcak '05 were married in 
the Miller Chapel at LVC. Kristina is a 
teacher at Warwick High School in Lititz. 
Ryan is a lead specialist at Cutting Edge 
Media in Elizabethtown. 

On April 8, 2006, Kendra A. McQuillis 
'05 married Matthew D. Hauk '05. 
Lindsey Baum Dinsmore '04, Matthew J. 
Frederick '05, Jared O. Grove '05, and 
Michael J. Grudzinski '05 were in the 
wedding party. 

Daniel T. Melius '05 is a tape operator and 
in-house video editor at bitMAX LLC in 
New York City. 

On Aug. 6, 2005, Kimberly J. Nash '05 

married Rodney Roberson. She is a special 
education teacher at Riverside Elementary 
School in New Jersey. 

William E. Silar '05 is a production 
engineer at Westwood One in 
New York City. 

Melissa A. Stein '05 is a camp counselor 
at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fla. 


John Crognale '06 is associate manager at 
APR Supply Company in Lebanon. 

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College friend Mary Jane Hicks died May 
18, 2006, in Hershey Mary Jane, or "MJ," 
was the full benefactor and treasurer of 
the Allen Theatre and MJ s Coffeehouse, 
Annville, and a long-time supporter of LVC 
where she endowed a scholarship. She was 
also a benefactor to many individuals and 
organizations, both locally and nationally. 
She was a 1933 graduate of Lebanon High 
School and a lifelong member of Salem 
Lutheran Church, Lebanon. She is survived 
by her daughter, Jane L. Miller Morris 
'64, and Allen "Skip" Hicks, friend of the 


Walter L. Ness '27 died March 3, 2006, 
in Mechanicsburg at the age of 102. He 
retired from AT&T and its precursor Bell 
Telephone Company, He was a trustee 
of the First Masons of Bloomsburg and 
the Caldwell Consistory, He was on the 
Salvation Army Advisory board and served 
as president of the Rotary Club of Easton. 


Marcella Greiner Heilman '32 died June 
9, 2006, in Annville at the age of 95. 
She was a retired mathematics teacher 
for the Lebanon School District, and 
volunteered for the Lebanon Senior Center 
and St. Marks United Church of Christ 
in Lebanon. 

Peter W. Kandrat '34 died June 4, 2006, 
in Kunkletown at the age of 93. He was 
a member of the New Jersey Teacher's 
Association, a teacher at Summit Junior 
High School in New Jersey, and a substitute 
teacher for the Palmerton and Pleasant 
Valley school districts in Brodheadsville. 

Winona Shroff Botello '36 died June 10, 
2006, in Cornwall at the age of 91. She was 
a retired school teacher and a member of 
the Women's Club of Lebanon and historic 

Edna Binkley Walmer '37 died Jan. 1, 
2006, in Annville at the age of 90. She was 
a member of the Friends of Olde Annville, 
the Annville Forum, Lebanon County 
Medical Society Auxiliary, Lebanon Valley 

College Auxiliary, and a volunteer and 
member of the Annville Free Library, where 
she served on the board of directors for 18 
years and as president for five years. 

Dorothy Kreamer Wendel '38 died Jan. 3, 
2006, in Annville at the age of 89. During 
World War II, she served with the American 
Red Cross for three years, spending one year 
on Saipan Island. 

John W. Engle '39 died May 26, 2006, 
in Pascagoula, Miss., at the age of 88. 
He served in the U.S. Air Force in 
World War II, and received several 
prestigious awards for his civic activi- 
ties, including from Chevron Refineries 
and Ageless Heroes from Blue Cross-Blue 
Shield. He is survived by a sister, Esther 
Marie Hivner '47, and a brother, Robert 
M. Engle '48. 

Amy M. Melson '39 died Jan. 23, 2006, 
in Vero Beach, Fla., at the age of 88. She 
is survived by a daughter, Christine A. 
Melson 74, of West Hartford, Conn. 


Jeanne Schock Agnellini '40 died April 
3, 2006, in Daytona Beach, Fla., at the age 
of 89. She was a music educator for many 
years and a member of the Oratorio Society 
in Montclair, N.J. 

Pastor Paul E. Myers '41 died June 1, 
2006, in Chambersburg, at the age of 87. 
He began preaching at the age of 13 and 
served the Central Pennsylvania Conference 
of the United Methodist Church for more 
than 50 years. He was a Navy chaplain 
during World War II and led civic and 
religious leaders of all denominations in 
community affairs. 

Robert E. Wright '41 died Feb. 12, 2006, 
in Leola at the age of 88. During World 
War II, he served as a captain in the U.S. 
Army, and he was a 50-year member of the 
New Holland Lions Club. 

The Rev. Dr. Harold S. Peiffer '42, H'64 
passed away August 24, 2006, in Lancaster. 
He graduated from Lebanon Valley College, 
Bonebrake Theological Seminary (now 
United Theological Seminary), and the 
Temple University School of Theology. 
He completed residency requirements for 
a doctorate in sacred theology at Temple 
University and received an honorary doctor 

of divinity from LVC. He served churches 
in Dayton, Ohio; Reading; Philadelphia; 
and Lancaster. He and his wife also served 
as short-term missionaries in Yahata City, 
Japan, in 1962. In 1972, he was appointed 
superintendent of the northeast district. 
After his retirement in 1978, Peiffer served 
as assistant to the bishop, and as supply pas- 
tor of Mt. Gretna; Quarryville: Memorial; 
and Quarryville: Wesley. He published 
numerous articles, sermons, and Bible stud- 
ies during his long ministry. Peiffer is sur- 
vived by his daughter, Nadine Wethington 
'73 of McLean, Va; and three grandchil- 
dren, Stephanie, Bryan '02, and Catherine. 

George C. Ziegler '42 died April 26, 2006, 
in York at the age of 85. After 28 years, 
he retired as president of Ziegler Insurance 
Company in Red Lion. He was a volun- 
teer in mission with the United Methodist 
Church, serving various work camps 
throughout the United States. He delivered 
meals for Mobile Foods and volunteered for 
Habitat for Humanity. He is survived by his 
wife of 62 years, Evelyn Stine Ziegler '43. 

Evelyn H. Frick '45 died Jan. 4, 2006, 
in Harrisburg, at the age of 92. A former 
music teacher for the Highspire schools, 
she was retired from the Pennsylvania 
Department of Education. 

The Rev. E. Stephen Raby '45 died April 
2, 2006, in San Angelo, Texas, at the age of 
81. He served churches in Wormleysburg 
and York, and Myersville, Md., before 
moving to Texas. 

George Luther Moore '46 died March 
22, 2006, in Fort Worth, Texas, at the age 
of 84. He was a veteran of World War II, 
serving with the 13th Army Air Force in 
the Pacific. He was a retired music teacher 
from the Fort Worth Independent School 

Dr. William J. Lloyd '47 died April 3, 
2006, in Allentown at the age of 84. He 
served in the U.S. Army as a surgical 
technician. He was a family physician for 
18 years, followed by 18 years of service 
in the emergency room of the former 
Allentown Osteopathic Hospital. He is 
survived by a son, Dr. Robert J. Lloyd '87. 

Fall 2006 39 


Capt. Marlin D. Seiders '47, H73 died 
Feb. 1, 2006, in Cornwall at the age of 
79. Dr. Seiders served in the U.S. Marines, 
Naval Aviation, and served the Navy 
Surgeon General as hospital caregiver. 
He was also a veteran of the Korean and 
Vietnam wars. 

Ruth Gearhart Keech '48 died April 2, 
2006, in Blue Ridge Summit at the age 
of 79. A substitute teacher with the York 
County schools and Shippensburg School 
District, she was a member of Faith United 
Methodist Church in Waynesboro, where 
she also served as class president of the 
married couples' association Sunday school 
class. She served as an interpreter on the 
Board of Global Ministries of the United 
Methodist Church and was a member of 
the Bethlehem Farm Ministry of York. She 
was also a volunteer with the Penn Laurel 
Council of the Girl Scouts of America. She 
is survived by her husband, the Rev. Roger 
E. Keech '50. 

Frederick D. Koons '48 died April 3, 
2006, in Lebanon at the age of 88. He 
was a co-founder of the Lebco Educators' 
Federal Credit Union and served 19 years 
as its first treasurer. He was also a member 
of the Rotary Club, the Area Agency on 
Aging, and Family and Children Services. 

Iris Shumate Laird '48 died Jan. 14, 2006, 
in Baltimore, at the age of 79. She is survived 
by a sister, Ruth Shumate Bryson '52. 

Dr. William D. Fergusson '49 died March 
29, 2006, in Norcross, Ga., at the age of 
11. He is best remembered for his teaching 
in civil procedure, conflicts, federal 
jurisdiction, and trial advocacy at the 
Emory Law School where he was awarded 
the Distinguished Emeritus Faculty Award 
in January 2006. 


Mary F. Daugherty Fraunfelter '50 died 
July 1, 2006, in East Falmouth, Mass. 
She was an active member of the John 
Wesley United Methodist Church and a 
member of the church choir. She had a 
background in social work, and co-founded 
the General Cancer Support Group in 
Falmouth. She was the wife of Daniel H. 
Fraunfelter '50. 

Richard H. Light '50 died April 1, 2006, 
in Allentown, at the age of 87. He worked 
at Bethlehem Steel in Lebanon and was a 
veteran of the U.S. Army, having served 
during World War II. Before his retirement, 
he was an executive at the Pennsylvania 
Power and Light Company for 30 years. 
He is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Light 
Hamilton '44 of Myerstown. 

John W. Heck '51 died May 18, 2006, in 
Clarksville, Va., at the age of 78. He was 
a World War II Navy veteran and taught 
classroom band and chorus at all grade 
levels for 33 years. 

Maj. Gen. Allen H. Light Jr. '51 died Feb. 
20, 2006, in Myerstown at the age of 16. 
He served in the U.S. Army for 31 years, 
including 1 1 years in Korea, Vietnam, and 
West Germany He won numerous awards, 
including the Distinguished Service Medal, 
the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star. 
After his retirement from the military, he 
served as president of Scott Aviation in 
Buffalo, N.Y., and then owned and 
managed a 500-acre farm in Geneva, N.Y. 

Phyllis Brightbill Yaklich '51 died May 
15, 2006, in Cornwall at the age of 75. 
Retired after 40 years of teaching, she was a 
member and director of productions of the 
Lebanon Community Theatre. 

Chester J. Sherman '52 died April 6, 2006, 
in Hershey at the age of 80. He served 
in the U.S. Navy and was retired from 
Goodwill Industries where he worked for 
44 years. 

Evelyn Eby Britton '54 died March 2, 
2006, in Apache Junction, Ariz., at the 
age of 76. She retired from Susquenita 
Elementary School after teaching for 30 
years. She was active in the Harrisburg 
Region Bowlers Association and a member 
and past officer of the WIBC 600 Club. 

Cyrus L. Hollinger '57 died Feb. 5, 2006, 
in Deerfield Beach, Fla., at the age of 72. 
He was preceded in death by a brother, 
Dr. Henry B. Hollinger '55, and is 
survived by a brother, Amos G. 
Hollinger '61. 


Joseph E. Michael '62 died March 13, 
2006, in York at the age of 69. He served 
in the Air National Guard, was formerly 
employed with General Electric in Syracuse, 
N.Y., and retired from Fypon, Inc., of 

Yolanda DeFino Shepherd '62 died April 
21, 2006, in Tarpon Springs, Fla., at the 
age of 94. She was named postmaster of 
the Adah Post Office in the 1940s, a rare 
appointment for a young woman at the 
time. She was an elementary school teacher 
for more than 25 years and was active 
in both the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. 
She also taught English to Vietnamese who 
setded in the Central Pennsylvania area. 

The Rev. Donald E. VanKirk '63 died 
March 2, 2006, in Harrisburg at the age 
of 71. He retired in 1998 after pastoring 
United Methodist churches for 40 years. 
He was a member of the West Shore Elks 
and Marysville Nights of Pythias. He is 
survived by a granddaughter, Adria 
Keefer Miller '99. 

Richard N. Barshinger '66 died July 
16, 2006, in Dalton. He was professor of 
mathematics at Penn State, Worthington- 
Scranton campus, for 36 years. He was the 
division head of the mathematics department 
for the Commonwealth College for several 
years while at Penn State. He was an 
accomplished professional musician on 
the harpsichord and organ and was a long- 
time member of the Church of Epiphany, 


John E Hockley 70 died April 4, 2006, in 
Jonestown at the age of 57. He had taught 
at Kutztown University and Reading Area 
Community College. He is survived by a 
brother, Dr. Alfred J. Hockley III 75. 

Barbara Hall Streeter 72 died Feb. 3, 
2006, in Gettysburg, at the age of 55. She is 
survived by husband Barry H. Streeter 71 

to whom she was married for 34 years. 

A. Bruce Lamb '02 died Feb. 23, 2005> in 
Fairmont, N.C., at the age of 56. He was 
a U.S. Navy veteran and worked for the 
Department of Defense as director of 
foreign affairs. 

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cities and sites. This cruise is an especially interesting one for 
President MacDonald who is a student of modern European and 
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medieval castles, baroque abbeys, and magnificent cathedrals, 
all the while enjoying gourmet meals and fine local wines. 

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